What an amazing Carnival we had this year!
We would like to thank everyone who entered a Tableaux, carried a torch, pulled the Blazing Tar Barrels, marshalled and to everyone who came to support our Carnival. Also a special thank-you to our Carnival president Mr Alan Jones, Carnival Queen Miss Abi Bennett, and Carnival Prince and Princess Mater Fred & Miss Thea Barrs.
There were many entries of Tableaux, shop windows and decorated houses/buildings.
There is strictly NO PARKING at all in The Old Market due to limited space for Tableaux.
As no parking will be available in The Old Market, we are providing parking in two other locations.
The Football Field and a field down the lane next to The Cricket Club (kindly provided by Mr R Barkwell) are the two parking sites.
Both alternative car parks will clearly be sign posted.
There will be stewards in both locations.The Community Centre car park is allocated for disabled parking.
PEDESTRIAN ACCESS TO VIEW TABLEAUX BEFORE THE PROCESSION
Due to The Old Market being a building site pedestrian access is only available from the entrance by Co-op, where you can walk up through if you wish to view the Tableaux before the procession.
Please Be Aware that we will be following the same Tar Barrel route as last year as shown on the map below.
Starting from Oakfield Road, down through Market Street and Bridge Street, up South Street, down High Street then back down Bridge Street once again to the field adjacent to Island Park.
Your safety is our priority please take notice of all stewards.
Thank you to everyone who voted online for their favourite float. This competition was to introduce The John Moyse People’s Choice Cup, which is new to our Carnival this year, and donated by the Moyse family in memory of the late John Moyse.
John was a dedicated Carnival supporter who enjoyed taking part in many comical floats over the years.
His ambition was to put smiles on many people’s faces with his showmanship and entertainment.
The winner was The Jolly Boys with The Hatherleigh Village People. John would be so proud of his Jolly Boys.
Every year we award The Visual Impact/Jacky Entwistle Cup to the float that was seen to be most eye catching out of all the amazing entries. This years winner is Carnival (Wonnacott, Dilling, King, Bater, Lumbly, and Squire Families).