Somersham Carnival ‘full of colour’


The Hunts Post has described this year’s Somersham Carnival as ‘full of colour’.

Carnival Day saw crowds gather on the Norwood Playing Fields and at Victory Hall where they were entertained by a range of performers.

Parkers Circus float. (c) JLC Photography Ltd.
One of the colourful floats from this year's parade. (c) JLC Photography Ltd.

This was preceded by a colourful carnival procession featuring classic cars, carnival floats, groups of walkers and even a couple of horses!

Read the full article at The Hunts Post website.

The article also includes some images from the day courtesy of JLC Photography Ltd.

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Pidley Ted and friends visit carnival


PMRT supported by the Pidley Male Voice Choir.
PMRT supported by the Pidley Male Voice Choir.

Visitors to the Norwood Playing Fields today (Carnival Day) were joined by Pidley Ted and his friends – the Pidley Mountain Rescue Team and the Pidley Male Voice Choir.

Pidley Ted posed for photos, and along with the Pidley Male Voice Choir, entertained the crowds whilst raising money for the Pidley Mountain Rescue Team.

Check out the photos of Pidley Ted and his friends at the Pidley Mountain Rescue Team website.

Domesday Project remembers 1985 Carnival


Screenshot of the BBC Domesday Reloaded website
1986 carnival memories can be found on the BBC Domesday Reloaded website.

The Domesday Project, which was launched by the BBC in 1986 to preserve a snapshot of life in the UK for future generations, has published two written memories by children in Somersham about the carnival. These have been made available online as part of the BBC’s Domesday Reloaded project.

Both look back on the 1985 Somersham Carnival, which had a theme of TV Programmes, and describe the activities

Can you remember the 1985 Carnival? Add your own memories of that year below.

2011 Carnival Princess has been crowned!

2011 Somersham Carnival Princess

In a ceremony at the St John the Baptist Church on Monday 20th June, Anastasia Soteriou was crowned as this year’s Carnival Princess.

Lauren Tunstall and Katie Thompson became the Princess’ attendants.

The Princess’ first official engagement will be as part of the procession on Carnival Day.

2011 Somersham Carnival Princess
Princess Anastasia Soteriou (centre) with her attendants Lauren Tunstall (left) and Katie Thompson (right). Photo © JLC Photography Ltd.

Erratum: Parkhall Garden Centre advert


We would like to draw your attention to the advert included on the inside cover of this year’s Carnival programme for Parkhall Garden Centre.

Due to a printing error, the advert that has been published in the carnival programme is incorrect.

The Somersham Carnival Committee would like to convey their sincere apologies for this error and for any inconvenience that this has caused Parkhall Garden Centre and to its customers.

The correct advertisement is featured below:

Revised Parkhall Garden Centre advert