THE annual event was one which saw local residents flock to the streets to catch a glimpse of the colourful and humerous floats as they trundled down the road.

On July 10, 1926, hundreds took part in Southampton Hospital carnival – some donning colours of the union jack, others in traditional dress from abroad. Many were clothed in historical garb.

It’s not often people see boats or ships on the roads - but those out that day got to see both.

The British Sailors Society Sea Cadets’ float was a traditional sailboat on wheels, whilst the Southern Railway had a model of the SS Ringwood on display.

Thornycroft’s jazz band reportedly enjoyed themselves whilst entertaining the crowds, and the Primitive Methodist Band of Hope also seemed to have a joyous time.

Money raised from the carnival went towards a hospital extension fund.