Congratulations to the winners of our Somersham Carnival Princess Draw
Princess – Tamzin G; Attendant – Sophia K; and Attendant; Rebecca W
See them crowned at the Country Craft Competition on Sunday 14th June at 3.30pm and see them in the Carnival Parade on Saturday 20th June at 12.15pm
So excited….. we’ve got a fabulous Music Stage lined up for you on the field on Carnival Day with……soul man FREDDIE HALL headlining along with Romy Gensale, Jo Ash and Dale David, St Ives Rhythm and Blues Band with Somersham Town Band, Bagpipes & Drums, Blue Vision Twirlers and DMJ Dancing providing entertainment around the Carnival Field.
A film by Peter Harmer, made on behalf of Cambridge County Council, features some of Somersham’s sporting stars.
The 25 minute film, called ‘Inspiring Cambridgeshire‘, showcases the impact of the Olympics on the county. Participants of Somersham Carnival’s ‘Sports For All’ day are heavily featured alongside Carnival Committee Secretary, Theresa Baird.
The film was previously shown during The Cambridge Big Weekend, where it’s estimated 10,000 people would have seen Somersham’s future sporting stars playing cricket, rounders, wheelchair football, scooter stunts, as well as others making Olympic-style torches.
This afternoon, Norwood Playing Fields has played host to the 2012 Somersham Carnival Day.
The celebrations kicked off with the Procession, which left The Trundle at 12:15pm, taking the newly-crowned Princess Morgan and her attendants Rachel Day and Eleanor Phipps, on a colourful carnival-filled atmosphere to the playing field, followed by many floats, walkers and classic vehicles.
A Baby Competition, Comedy Sumo Wrestling, a Fun Fair, a beer tent, the music tent, and many stalls, kept the crowds entertained with a series of events taking place in the main arena. Even the sunshine decided to ‘Go For Gold’ – a nod to this year’s theme.
Carnival Day is not the end of Carnival Week though, with a Family Cycle Ride, 5-a-side Football and a Pool Tournament taking place tomorrow (Sunday 24th June).
Here’s just a few photos from what has been a fun-filled day.
A new Princess has been crowned in Somersham and is ready for her Carnival Day duties.
Princess Morgan Matthews was crowned on Sunday 17th June. She was joined by her two attendants – Rachel Day and Eleanor Phipps.
The Princess’ duties see her take centre stage in Saturday’s procession of carnival floats and walkers along with her two attendants. The procession leaves The Trundle at 12:15pm and makes its way to the Parkhall Playing Field to mark the start of the Carnival Day proceedings.
Somersham Carnival Day takes place this Saturday, 23rd June, starting with the Procession at 12.15pm.
The Carnival Day Schedule:
9:00am – Stalls can set up on the Parkhall playing field from 9am. Ready to open by 12 noon.
11:45am – Vintage Vehicles, with streamers and flags, to assemble at Millennium Hall car park – please go via Feoffees Road to avoid the floats.
11:45am – Floats to assemble at the North End of The Trundle. Fancy dress walkers and anyone carrying an Olympic-style torch (no real flames!) to assemble at Millennium Gate. All welcome (children must be accompanied by a responsible adult). Judging will take place at this time. Prizes for Best Decorated Float (Club, School and Independent) and for Best Walking Group.
12:15pm – Procession leaves The Trundle heading for Parkhall Playing Field.
Attractions throughout Carnival Day include: Classic cars, Bouncy castle, Fun Fair side shows, Refreshments in Victory Hall (kindly organised by Mary’s Tea Rooms), Pimms Stall, Craft Stalls and Charity Stalls. The Beer Tent opens at 12 noon and closes at 5:30pm.
You can get hold of tickets for the event in advance from Mary’s Tea Rooms (adults £6.50, children £3.00) or alternatively on the door (adults £7.50, children £3.00). Interval refreshment is included in the cost of the ticket.
Somersham Carnival Week kicked off on Saturday 16th with ‘Sport For All’ – a day of sporting and fitness activity taster sessions. Ed Procter and a number of sports coaches were on hand to introduce, encourage and teach people a range of new activities as diverse as Zumba, Tang Soo Do, Archery, Table tennis, and a Wheelchair Sport Challenge.
Here’s a selection of photos from the day – check back, as we’ll update it with more pics soon.