Carousel of a good time at Town Moor

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CARNIVAL fever has swept the Headland in Hartlepool – and here is another chance for readers to see thrill-seekers having one carousel of a good time.

Dozens of youngsters and their friends and families headed to the annual funfair on The Town Moor at the Headland, in Hartlepool, and Mail reader Andrew Dorrian captured some of the action.

The event was opened by the Ceremonial Mayor of Hartlepool Stephen Akers-Belcher, who even braved one of the rides. The opening was livened up by excellent performances from the Hartlepool Hawks cheer leaders who received rapturous applause from the crowds.

The carnival runs until Sunday, August 10.

A Bonny baby competition is being held at the Headland Club today along with a table top sale, then on Sunday, between 1pm-4pm in the Town Square, there will be a family funday. The Family Treasure Dig takes place on the Fish Sands between 10am-12pm on Monday, August 4, with the sandcastle design event on the same time the next day.

Cash prizes are up for grabs at the Children’s Talent competition at the Headland Club on Wednesday, August 6, with the Carnival princess event taking place at the Victoria Arms from 1pm-5pm.

Houses and businesses can win prizes for being the best dressed when judging takes place around the Headland from 5.30pm on Friday, August 8.

Funds raised from a charity wax night at The Cosmopolitan on the same night will go to the carnival committee and the Great North Air Ambulance. The Parade Day takes place on Saturday, August 9, then festivities come to an end with the return of the raft race on Sunday, August 10.