Residents and staff enjoy Moonlight Parade

A LARGE group of residents and staff took their places roadside to enjoy the Moonlight Parade on Friday 11 August.

In what was a dry but cool evening, the Jersey Cheshire Home group joined about 15,000 people on Victoria Avenue to watch the colourful and spectacular Battle of Flowers parade of floats.

The parish of St Peter took the two big prizes, winning Moonlight Carnival Atmosphere, over 25, with their Drive Thru float, and the parish’s juniors won the award for the Best Illuminated Float with their Rio-themed entry.

An impressive display of fireworks ended this year’s two-day event with many saying they thought it was the best yet..

Former EastEnders and Dance Dance Dance star Jonny Labey was Mr Battle and this year’s Miss Battle was 18-year-old Evie Bertram.