FROM hook-a-duck to Punch and Judy - villagers embraced all the fun of a good old fashioned summer carnival.

Eggleston Carnival is a highlight in the Teesdale calender, attracting people of all ages to the village.

This year’s event, on Saturday, was blessed with fine weather, which helped make the large variety of traditional games and entertainment even more enjoyable.The main spectacle, as always, was the carnival parade featuring children wearing impressive fancy dress costumes.

Prizes were awarded for the best costumes in three age categories: Sid and Betty Bainbridge, who dressed as young farmers, triumphed in the nought to five years category; Sophie Richardson and Ben the dog, dressed as Little Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf, were awarded first place in the six to 12 years category: and Jessica, Annabelle and Ben Lovatt along with Red the dog were the winners in the group category with their tribute to Dr Who. The latter were also named overall winners and were awarded the Harold Stoddart Cup.

Other highlights included hook-a-duck, a coconut shy, bouncy castle, Reeth Brass Band, face painting, food stalls, raffle, crazy golf, pet show and much more.

Suzanne Herbert, of the carnival committee, said: “There is a lovely sense of community here in Eggleston and the carnival celebrates that. It brings us together.”