RECORD crowds turned out for the Kenilworth Lions annual Grand Show in Abbey Fields at the weekend.
The show was opened by the deputy mayor Pat Cain who arrived at the head of a cavalcade of tricycles which drove through the town centre.
Coun Cain spoke about the Lions and their importance to the local community over the years. The first Grand Show was staged at Thickthorn in 1972, but since then has been held each year in Abbey Fields.
Entertainment this year included Royal Spa Brass Band, Whiteman’s Dance Academy, local singers The Unlikely, Kenilworth School pupils previewing production of hit musical Our House, dancers from Viva Theatre Arts, an Elvis impersonator, Magic Voices and town folk group Romany Pie.
Kenilworth Lions president Kerry Kirwan said: “Many people have said that this was one of the best Grand Shows ever. A big thank you to Lion Paul Daniels and his organising committee for making it all happen.”