Stamford ground to a halt on Saturday as colourful floats paraded through the town to mark the start of Stamford Festival.
More than 20 groups including schools, sports clubs and charities dressed up to the theme of books and films. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Dr Seuss and Pirates of the Caribbean were among the famous tales told during the parade.
Spectators lined the streets to watch the floats pass by along North Street, Broad Street and High Street before they wound their way back to the Recreation Ground.
There was plenty to do on the Rec as well, with entertainment in the arena and a range of stalls and games for youngsters to enjoy.
The day was organised by Stamford Kiwanis. Member Andy Totten said: “We had a good time. We had quite the turnout and a full set of floats. And we brought the town to a halt.”
Prizes were handed out after the parade to the best floats. The list of winners is as follows:
Festival Directors Award (for the best walking float) - Welland School of Dancing
Best School - Stamford Queen Eleanor
Best Commercial - Stamford Arts Centre
Best Club - Pantomine Players
Hanson Cement Jubilee Year Award (this was the best youth award) - Girl Guiding Welland Division
Cummins Newage AVK SEG - Teenzone
Most Entertaining Float and Display - Jem’s Hip Hop
Best Turned Out Vehicle - CS Ellis
Special Merit Award - Anna’s Hope
Best Overall - Stamford Pantomime Players