sandownmain6GALLERY: Crowds of spectators enjoyed the vibrance and variety of Sandown Carnival’s main procession on Saturday despite the downpour of rain.

Performers battled against the weather and with umbrellas up, the change in weather didn’t dampen spirits as the annual parade made it’s way through Sandown town.

IMG_7249 edit IECowes Carnival made the decision to send their Queens home ahead of the 19:00 move off, while St Helen’s Carnival Queens took shelter inside the towing vehicle.

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Firefighters from Sandown lead the way alongside the town’s volunteer independent lifeboat, who showed off their life-saving vessel to all.

The clouds cleared and the sun begun to shine again as the second of three processions drew to a close.


Town crier, John Davies, acknowledged the birth of Prince George of Cambridge before Medina Marching Band played the national anthem.

Photos: Daniel Poole/Island Echo

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