Photo gallery: Carnival atmosphere brightens up rainy afternoon at Primrose Hill Summer Fair

Dancers from União Da Mocidade London Samba parade through the streets at the fair. Picture: Polly H

Dancers from União Da Mocidade London Samba parade through the streets at the fair. Picture: Polly Hancock - Credit: Archant

Grey cloud and drizzle dominated the annual Primrose Hill Summer Fair this year but nothing could have dampened the party spirit for the large crowd that gathered on Saturday.

The blue and yellow outfits of the parade, complete with noisy Samba band and stiltwalkers, brightened up the dreary afternoon in Chalcot Square and there were smiles all around underneath the umbrellas of the many visitors.

Choirs and dancers took to a slippery stage with a large dose of the great British spirit, with only one young ballerina sadly taking a tumble.

Fairground rides and stalls selling candy floss gave the top of Chalcot Road a carnival atmosphere, with queues of kids eagerly waiting for their turn on the carousel.

Food stalls selling hot dogs, burgers and fruit salad were on offer for hungry guests and local traders lined the square selling a variety of stock from their shops.

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Primrose Hill Community Association, which organised the fair, had volunteers on hand to help with every aspect of the festival.

A Punch and Judy show made everyone giggle, despite watching the performance underneath a roof of umbrellas on the wet grass floor of Chalcot Square Gardens.

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Committee member of the community association, Doro Marden, 65, from Eglon Mews, said: “Despite the weather, everyone had a great time.

“The community stalls didn’t look as if they would be fantastic but community groups are something that everyone should get involved in.”

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