A JAMBOREE of colour and sound filled the streets of Prestwich today for the annual carnival.

Young and old enjoyed the 94th incarnation of the celebration of the village which returned to St Mary’s Park for a two day extravaganza this weekend.

A family Fun Day took place on the Saturday featuring a funfair, stalls village, historical re-enactments, music and more.

A Big Day celebration of the community was then held on the Sunday, culminating with a Grand Parade.

The paraded included more than 20 floats, marching bands and dance troupes, including the Carolina's Jazz Band, Oldham Scottish Pipe Band and TRU Majorettes.

Among those enjoying the carnival were John Gould, aged 56, from Glebelands Road. with his family.

He said: "It's lovely to see that the carnival keeps on going. It's a fabulous day today and there are more people here than I have seen in the past.

"And if more people are getting involved then so much the better and long may it continue."

Also bathing in the sunshine to watch the parade was Delia Koczwara, with her friend Jean Hilton and Audrey from Australia, in Poppythorn Lane.

She said: "I think it was very good and there's a lot of hard work gone in.

"It was nice to see lots of children being involved and the tradition being kept alive."

Iris Goldstone who was watching the parade with her husband Michael, added: "We liked the bagpipes and the morris dancers, I though they were excellent."

After the parade an afternoon of entertainment was held in the park seeing performances from dance and theatre groups and Miss Lancashire, Elle Finch, as well as up and coming artists including Ellis Johnson and Bishop Blue.

Bury South MP and carnival patron Ivan Lewis said: "It has been absolutely fantastic carnival and one of the best I have seen.

"We have had great weather, a brilliant atmosphere and lots of fun."