TEN DAYS of events to celebrate Wootton Bassett Carnival got underway with a quiz evening at the Memorial Hall and Noremarsh School Fete.

More than 50 attended the quiz on Friday night and poor weather didn't stop hundreds turning out for Saturday's School Fete.

Activities continue throughout this week with an art show, craft fair and big band concert, all building up to the grand procession next Saturday.

MP James Gray was guest of honour at the fete, which featured traditional stalls and attractions as well as music from Wootton Bassett Brass Band, a Punch and Judy show and fairground rides.

Mr Gray, who was enlisted to judge the fancy dress competition, said: "I've been to this every year and it's a great event because it's real community.

"The great thing about Wootton Bassett is there's lots of things like this, with everybody getting involved."

Winner of the fancy dress was nine-month-old Billy Millington who impressed Mr Gray with his bumble-bee outfit.

Proud mum Sue said: "We've always called him Billy-Bumblebee so when there was a fancy dress we thought we'd dress him up as bumble-bee."

Wootton Bassett Carnival continues with the fire station open evening from 7pm this evening.

Tomorrow night there is a Beetle Drive in the Church Hall, Rope Yard, from 7pm.

From Wednesday to Friday there is an art show in the town hall and on Thursday and Friday a craft show is being held at the Civic Centre.

On Friday night there is a big band concert in the Memorial Hall and the Grand Procession sets off through the town at 6pm on Saturday evening.

The carnival draws to a close with a Picnic in the Park on Sunday afternoon in Old Court Park.

For more details about any events call Swindon 850763 or 850658.