Aerial view from the church around the Wiltshire village of Bromham in Wiltshire, near to the towns of Calne, Melksham, Devizes and Chippenham

Club comes up Trumps at show

By Bromham Webmaster, Jul 13 2017 08:19PM

BROMHAM Wednesday Club took inspiration from American President Donald Trump to triumph at the village carnival on Saturday with their own version of the Mexican Wall.

Club chairman Ross Paget jokingly said: “It was my idea but I think Mr Trump would be very impressed. We hope he will come and see what we did.

“We were presented with two very nice rosettes but we are hoping he will bring us a trophy. It has given us the idea of creating our own wall between Bromham and Rowde. It was our first time back in the carnival after about five years so we were delighted to win. It was a really good day with lots of people taking part.”

President Trump said earlier this year that he wanted to create an impenetrable, physical, tall, powerful, beautiful, southern border wall between the US and Mexico.

But despite Mr Paget’s tongue in cheek comment about Bromham and Rowde everyone was welcome at the carnival which was the highlight of two weeks of events.

Carnival chairman Pete Davis said: “We want to thank everyone who came out to support the carnival. Floats were amazing. It was just like the old days.

“Walkers were fantastic and the costumes were fabulous. What a great atmosphere. It was great to see The Wednesday Club back in the procession carrying on with the huge float tradition.

“All the float entries made this a truly memorable day. Thanks must go also to all the children and village organisations taking part in the procession as well. It’s a long walk for small legs.

"Thanks to stall holders for all the time spent touting wares to raise funds for the village and good causes.

“All the clearing up is done so we can sit back and start planning 2018.”

Carnival events also included a bake-off, which was held for the first time. It was judged by the Rev Ruth Schofield and experts from The Farm Cookery School.

Gazette and Herald - 26 June 2017

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