THOUSANDS lined the streets this morning to see the start of this year’s Bedford River Festival.
Walkers, dancers, cheerleaders, and around 30 floats made their way from De Parys Avenue, down The High Street and round to The Embankment.
Headline sponsor of the carnival parade Mercedes Benz had its powerful V8 6.3 litre, £176,000 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster, in full ‘safety car’ livery leading the parade of more than 30 vehicles, and a stunning Mercedes-Benz SLK AMG sports car marked the end.
The parade left De Parys Avenue at around 11.30am.
As it made its way down the High Street families, friends and colleague sgathered to cheer and watch the colourful parade make its way through the town.
Bedford was filled with a buzz of excitment from early this morning with people and families making the way to The Embankment,
Local groups in the parade included Oakley Brownies, Lady k’S Boutique, Mercedes Benz, Oxjam and Hazeldine Lower Schoool.
The parade showed that the festival really did start how it means to go on.
Dragonboat races, stalls, games, fireworks, and lots more are set to go on till tomorrow evening, so make sure you don’t miss out on the action.
Times & Citizen reporters will be there throughout the weekend and will be teweeting. Folow us at @Bedford TC
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Wednesday 19 June 2013
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