Video & Gallery: Good turn-out for Somersham Carnival

FARMING and rural living was the theme of the Somersham Carnival on Saturday with a procession leaving The Trundle and displays and entertainment throughout the afternoon on Victory Hall Field. Spokesman for the organisers, Teresa Baird, said: We probab

FARMING and rural living was the theme of the Somersham Carnival on Saturday with a procession leaving The Trundle and displays and entertainment throughout the afternoon on Victory Hall Field.

Spokesman for the organisers, Teresa Baird, said: "We probably had about 2,500 people but unlike last year when people went home because of the rain, this year they stayed and some of them were still enjoying the sunshine when we were clearing up at 7pm."

She added that there were more floats this year, than there had been for several years, some decorated by individual families and over 20 vintage cars and tractors.

The Carnival Princess, nine-year-old Millie Holbrook, a pupil at St Helens School, Bluntisham, was joined by her attendants, Lily Steward and Sophie Anderson, both 10, pupils at Somersham Primary School.


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There were 18 events in the carnival week, including car treasure hunts, scarecrow competition, talent night, a quiz, and cycle ride and football tournament.

The carnival also included a competition for bonniest baby, won by Kian Knighton, a tug of war, won by Somersham Town Youth Football Club, and for best fancy dress - won by Karyssa Chapman as a scarecrow in the children's section and jointly for the adults by Colin Bridger and Sue Watts as Worzel Gummage and Aunt Sally.

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Prizes for floats went to Old MacDonald, entered by First Step Playgroup, English Country Garden by Johnny Gates and Co, and Land Army Girls by the Brownies and Rainbows.

The MP for North West Cambridgeshire Shailesh Vara helped with the judging.

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