SEQUINS, samba music and sunshine brought Bromham Carnival fortnight to a colourful conclusion this weekend.

Young and old participated in the carnival day procession, as walking entries or on floats, and a record crowd of more than 1,000 turned out to watch.

Entries in the parade included Bromham Brownies dressed as penguins, Busy Kids preschool with an Around the World theme and the winner, the Rascals Revenge pirate ship, entered by the Stiles and Paget families.

This year’s event also welcomed the London School of Samba along with the Trowbridge Majorettes, Britannia Majorettes and Cricklade Marching Band.

Bromham carnival committee chairman Pete Davis said: “The quality and quantity of entries in the parade was really good, and we had a record number of people come out to watch – the road was at least seven people deep.

“Very few places have a parade nowadays but because Bromham has a good reputation people make the effort."

The committee is keen to build on the event's success and one of the new features for 2015 was a black tie evening

Mr Davis said: "A few less people attended than we hoped but it was still a success and the other events were well supported.”

The carnival had a packed fortnight of events which kicked off with the choosing ceremony, where Joshua Miller and Amberley Brown were picked as carnival prince and princess.

This is the first year the carnival, which has been running for more than 50 years and has raised thousands for charity, has not had a queen due to lack of interest.