COLOURFUL characters took to the sunny streets on Saturday as they joined the annual Pembroke Dock Quins Carnival.

Two ‘splash zones’ were planned for the procession from Albion Square to the club, and there was a varied line-up of entertainment for all ages throughout the afternoon and evening.

The carnival met in Albion Square at 12.30pm before heading down Bush Street and then on to the Quins Rugby Club.

The Samba Doc Band led the procession and a German brass band followed at the rear.

Prizes were given for floats and costumes.

Floats: 1st prize Star Wars, 2nd Insomniacs and 3rd Kelly School of Dance.

Walking fancy dress: 1st prize 101 dalmatians, 2nd Mary Poppins and 3rd Fruit Sellar

Fancy dress: 1st prize the Pink Ladies, 2nd Bo Peep and sheep and third prize little Bo Peeps.

Dai Griffiths, a committee member said: “It was a brilliant day, it was the best day we’ve had for years.

“We had eight floats and there was a very long procession down through the town, culminating at Quin's field where there was a fair and various side stalls all raising money for the rugby club and good causes.

“There was also five-a-side competition and that was very successful with 12 teams entering.

“The field was full of townsfolk and visitors alike and was very successful. The fete was opened by Pembroke Dock Mayor Gordon Goff.

“The club would like to thank all members and helpers fancy dress and footballers who made it such a great day.”