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Bromham celebrates carnival fun in the sun

By Bromham Webmaster, Jul 1 2018 03:03PM

BROMHAM had its moment in the sun on Saturday as villagers turned out to cheer on a procession made up of people of all ages.


The hard work of the village's Wednesday Club, which created a huge rocket made out of cardboard and other scraps paid off as it took not just the award for the best float in the pubs and clubs section but also the John Mills Trophy for the best overall.


It is the second year running that the club has scooped top honours. Another big winner was the Little Train of Horrors float created by carnival stalwarts the Stiles family. It came first in its category and also won the Vilma Paget trophy for best effort.


Carnival organisers, who can now relax after two weeks of events, were delighted with the standard of floats and with the numbers that turned out to support the procession. A marching band and majorettes of both the traditional and male variety added to the fun.


Peter Hindle from the carnival committee said: "It was a fantastic carnival. Thanks must go to all of those who entered the procession. There was an amazing amount of effort and talent.


"People worked so hard on their floats and walking costumes.


"As a committee it makes it all worthwhile to see such a fitting climax to the fortnight."


Other winning entries included St Nicholas School who created a giant monster as part of a Go Wild theme children had been studying. They took the walking group prize for best school or association. While The Three Emojis made up of Ronnie and George Campion and Linda Hitchcox were named as the best adult walking group. and Sandra Drake and Laura Spice were the best family walking group for their 70 years of the NHS entry.


Bromham Brownies took the school prize for floats with their sweet treats entry.


The carnival committee has announced the favourite bear on its teddy trail was North Korea.


25 June - Gazette and Herald

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