HOUSEWIFE Teresa Watson and 14 young friends won a North-East carnival parade title and £200 in prize money for their scene from Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory yesterday.

They were cheered on as they took part in a procession through Barnard Castle, County Durham, during the town's annual Meet. It was led by Meet Queen Rebecca Walker, 13, and Barnard Castle Band.

Mrs Watson said: "It took six weeks to make the costumes, but it was worth it as the prize money will be used to give the children a day at a theme park."

A prize of £150 was awarded to Christine Taylour and a team from her Taylour-made day care centre, who appeared as King Arthur with knights and wenches.

The Cats Drama Group received £75 for its procession float. Director Jill Cole said the money was welcomed as it had run out funds.

Six girls from Teesdale School dressed as St Trinian's terrors won the Vince Carter Trophy as the group creating most fun. They were Sara McConnell, Jemma Knight, Sophie Gargett, Katy Richards, Becky Jackson and Emma James.

Two sisters, Pamela Dixon and Gillian Harle, won the fancy dress group prize as the Ugly Sisters alongside Leanne Anstey, as Cinderalla.

The Friends of Richardson Hospital were second with a wartime scene.

One highlight was a Dalek made by Keith Jones, head of Teesdale Community Resources. He had the task of travelling inside it for more than a mile, accompanied by Dave Kidd, as Dr Who, and Kirsty Nellis as his assistant.

The window dressing section was won by the St Teresa's Hospice shop.

After the procession, some spectators moved to the Demesnes for displays, competitions and demonstrations, while others enjoyed a fun fair in the town centre car park.