A BUMPER crowd lined the streets for this years Stalybridge Carnival parade before flocking to Cheetham Park to enjoy a rich array of activities during the afternoon.
The whole town stepped out in tribute to tradition for the 36th annual carnival on Sunday.
Eye-catching floats from The White House, Dukinfield Youth and a 30-strong line of pupils from Gorse Hall Primary School packed the parade route.
This year’s parade took on a Far East flavour, with a Lion Dance performance wowing the crowds (pictured).
The Meninos Du Murumbi Band from Oldham, the award winning Davyhulme Scout and Guide Band, and Mossley Hollins Band all served up a super soundtrack for the day.
Attractions at Cheetham Park, included a fairground, entertainment by the group Spar, a Rotary organised dog show, martial arts display, stalls, trade stands, including Stalybridge Celtic Football Club and more.
While the Olympic torch won’t be back on route for Tameside next year, the carnival will be a highlight of the summer schedule for many more years to come.
Pictures and results round-up in this weeks Tameside Reporter.