VIDEO: Carnival atmosphere on the Headland

HARTLEPOOL’S Headland was awash with colour as young and old took part and enjoyed the traditional carnival parade.

The Mail was there to capture on film all the action from the Grand Carnival Parade, held on Saturday afternoon in front of thousands of onlookers.

Headland Carnival Parade

Headland Carnival Parade

Everyone from Superman, Super Mario, the Flowerpot Men and Stormtroopers took part in the parade along with classic cars and Mods on scooters.

The annual parade and nutty slack race is the traditional end to the Headland Carnival celebrations, which has seen beauty contests and bonny baby competitions among other activities.

The activities are the culmination of 12 months of hard work for the Headland Carnival committee.