Drivers told to expect delays as 25th carnival hits town
Jul 9 2009 Huddersfield Daily Examiner
MOTORISTS have been told to expect delays on Saturday when the Huddersfield Carnival winds its way through the town centre.
The carnival, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, starts at Great Northern Street at 1pm and is expected to reach Greenhead Park by 4pm.
The procession calls at Hillhouse Lane, Willow Lane East, St John’s Road, John William Street, Market Place, Cloth Hall Street, Market Street, Westgate and Trinity Street.
The carnival, which starts with Friday’s Carnival Royale show at Huddersfield Town Hall, has this year received funding from the Arts Council and help from costume designers from across the country.
Carnival organiser Mary Augustine said: “We wish to make the costumes extra special, in celebration of our 25th anniversary.”
A Carnival Arts Centre has opened at the former Taylor Quigley’s premises in Westgate, where information is available on how to get involved. For details call 01484 536542.