The ANNUAL Wem Carnival drew hundreds of visitors once more to celebrate a special day.

It started with a Freedom Parade by RAF Shawbury, who marched through the town before the main event of the day, the Wem Carnival Parade.

Once again, it attracted many different types of wonderful entries for individuals, both young and old, plus some of the floats and vehicles as well.

The prize winners for 2018 were: Class A – five years and younger: Alexander Oakes as Horse and Knight; Class B – six-10 years: Baby Shark, Hair by Heather; Class C 11-16 years: Big Sister Shark, Hair by Heather; Class D Adult: Victorian Lady- Tracy Fletcher; Class E – Walking Group: Insects & flags, Wem Youth Club; Class F – Self Propelled Vehicle: Insects & flags – Wem Youth Club.

Class FI Illuminated Self Propelled Vehicle winner was BatGran by Donny Woollam; Class G – Decorated Float: Pirates of the Caribbean –The Fox; Class H – Illuminated Float: Andos American Circus – Lee Weaver; Class I – Best Music: Wem Taiko; Class J – Best Costumes: Pirates of the Caribbean – The Fox; Class K – Champion Float: Pirates of the Caribbean – The Fox; Class L Decorated Car/Trailer: Super Heroes– Whixall Tractor Club.

Best Decorated Shop Window was Severn Hospice, while Princes, Hawkstone Arms and Station Road all picked up accolades.