GLORIOUS weather made for a fantastic day at the annual Chipping Sodbury Festival carnival. 

Families gathered on Broad Street on Saturday to enjoy the penultimate day of the town's ten day festival extravaganza, which this year had an 'Americana' theme. 

The carnival began at 10am and included a variety of stalls, street entertainment, face painting and live music.

In the afternoon, a spitfire flew over the town several times as part of a national battle of Britain memorial display. 

Festival princess Jessica Carey Ward, 12, and her attendants Abigail Lovett, 10, and Molly Woods, 11, led a procession including a giant Marilyn Monroe, Statue of Liberty and Abraham Lincoln.

The three girls helped to judge the winners of the 'Best Float' competition, with first place being awarded to Raysfield Infants' School, second place going to St John's Mead and third going to Raysfield Junior School.

Kate Cox, Chairman of the Festival Committee, told the Gazette that the festival was "one to remember."

"People lined the streets to enjoy this year's carnival. It was a really lovely day and the floats were some of the best."

The event was organised by the Lions Club of Chipping Sodbury, who have recently celebrated the 100th year of Lions Clubs International.

Juan Nuevo, Lions Club of Chipping Sodbury president, said that he would like to thank all of the businesses, charities, traders, residents and council members who helped to make the carnival possible. 

He added: "The Street Fair and Carnival was my last engagement as president of Chipping Sodbury and I believe it was a great success.

"This year was a special year for the Lions Club because it marks the 100th anniversary of Lions Clubs International.

"It's the people's support that enable us to do what we do best - serve our communities."

Chipping Sodbury Lions Club raised £940 at the carnival, which will be given to the London Grenfell Tower block residents who lost their homes and family in a fire last week.