Somersham carnival events this weekend

Gracie LivingstoneBond with Sophie (left) and Katie Kimpton

Gracie LivingstoneBond with Sophie (left) and Katie Kimpton - Credit: Archant

The Somersham princess and her attendants were crowned on June 10 in preparation for the main carnival event this weekend.

Gracie Livingstone-Bond, aged 11, was named as the princess and her attendants are Sophie and Katie Kimpton, who are also aged 11, and all three were crowned at The Victory Hall, in Somersham, on Sunday.

The three girls entered a draw open to year 5 and 6 girls who live in Somersham or Pidley. They have already completed their first official duty, which was to award the winners of the country crafts competition.

Their next official duty is to lead the procession on the princess float on June 16. The float will leave The Trundle at 12.15pm and parade down Feoffees Road, The High Street and Parkhall Road to the main carnival day event on the Norwood playing fields adjacent to Victory Hall.

The theme this year is ‘the farm’ and crowds of people are expected to line the route wearing a varied and colourful array of farm related themes and character costumes. There will also be a procession featuring people from the floats.

The procession will include a selection of classic cars, bikes and tractors.

On the playing field, visitors can enjoy a range of activities, including fairground rides, inflatables, food and a wide range of stalls from local groups, crafts and charities. There will also be a fancy dress competition, baby show and live music on stage being performed throughout the afternoon as well as other fun activities including wheelbarrow races.

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There is no admission fee and all are welcome. If you would like further details about any of the events, visit the carnival’s Facebook page:

June 14: bingo at Somersham Primary School – doors open at 6.30pm, eyes down at 7pm.

June 16: carnival day at Norwood playing fields, in Parkhall Road, procession starts at 12.15pm.

June 17: family cycle ride at the Victory Hall, meet at 10.45am ready for the start at 11am and family carnival ser