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Hundreds attend Isle of Wight parade

Mon 20 Dec 2010

Hundreds attend Isle of Wight parade

Hundreds of people are thought to have attended a parade which has been held on the Isle of Wight.

Locals and those on Isle of Wight holidays lined the streets of Ryde for the town's annual carnival and lantern parade, despite the freezing weather conditions.

According to a report in the Isle of Wight County Press, the event featured 600 participants, with 250 carrying lanterns.

"The costumed participants stirred up a party atmosphere dressed as stars, rockets, space craft, hot air balloons, raindrops, clouds and many other things," commented the newspaper of the festival, which was organised by the Isle of Wight Council's Carnival Learning Centre.

A night of fun came to an end with a fireworks display in the Western Gardens of the town.

Ryde is one of the most popular towns for tourists on Isle of Wight holidays to visit, due to the miles of golden sand and coastal waters which make it an ideal summer destination.

Posted by Adam Pearson ADNFCR-3083-ID-800301834-ADNFCR

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