What’s On – Sunday 15th June 2014

Dog with Australian flags on its head.

Day Two of Somersham Carnival 2014, and here’s what we’ve got lined up for you today:

Country Craft Competition

First Prize winning seaside cakes. Photo: JLC Photography Ltd.
These seaside themed cakes won First Prize last year. Will yours? Photo: JLC Photography Ltd.

The ever-popular Country Craft Competition sees the talented artists, bakers, preservers, handicrafters, photographers and florists battle it out across 29 different classes, at The Victory Hall.

More information can be found in our earlier post which details all the competition categories.

Entries should be registered between 9:30 and 11:30am, and the doors open to the public at 2pm.

The Crowning of the Carnival Princess

After the great work done by last year’s Carnival Princess Jessica Stancombe and her Attendants Carla Rea and Ella Hudson, their successors will be crowned in a ceremony at Victory Hall at 3:30pm.

Pool Competition

The Centurian Club plays host to this year’s Pool Competition for those who are 16+.

Registration for the competition is at 1:30pm (for just £1), and play begins at 2pm.

Somersham Carnival Novelty Dog Show

Dog with Australian flags on its head.
This dog is in the Commonwealth mood with his Australian flags. Photo: Louise Docker and cropped via CreativeCommons.

The hounds, pooches, puppies, and faithful old plodders of Somersham have their chance to compete for the title of ‘Best In Show’ and the Christine Caston Memorial Cup.

Entries from 1pm, with judging beginning at 1:30pm. It costs just 60p for entry into each class.

The eleven categories in this year’s show are:

  1. Best Puppy
  2. Best Dog under 15in at the shoulder
  3. Best Dog over 15in at the shoulder
  4. Dog with the Waggiest Tail
  5. Odd couple (mixed pair of dogs)
  6. Best cross-breed
  7. Best Dog Trick
  8. Best Six Legs
  9. Dog and Owner Most Alike
  10. Dog the Judges would most like to take home
  11. Dog and Owner Fancy Dress (don’t forget our Commonwealth Theme!)

All winning dogs from classes 1-11 will then take part in the Best In Show. Rosettes are awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each class.

We’re grateful to ND’s K9 Academy, whose Neville Diss will be presenting this year’s show.

Special permission has been granted for us to hold the Dog Show on Norwood Playing Fields. Therefore, we ask all owners to ensure that you clear up after your dog. Thank you.
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Erratum: Carnival Princess Draw entries address


Please accept our apologies for an error in the letter given to all Year 5 and 6 girls at Somersham and Whitehall School.

The address for entries into the Carnival Princess draw should be number 31, and not 30 Queens Road, Somersham, Cambridgeshire.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused you.

Princess Jessica of Somersham is crowned at carnival ceremony

Carnival Princess with Attendants

Princess Jessica Stancombe has been crowned at a ceremony in Somersham on Sunday 16th June.

Carnival Princess with Attendants
Princess Jessica Stancombe with her Attendants Carla Rea and Ella Hudson. Photo: JLC Photography Ltd.

The Princess soon carried out the first of her official duties by awarding the winners of the 2013 Country Craft Competition.

In addition to the crowning of the Princess, the ceremony also saw the appointment of her official Attendants – Carla Rea and Ella Hudson.

The Princess will lead the Carnival Procession through the streets of Somersham on Carnival Day, accompanied by her Attendants.

The new Princess succeeds last year’s Princess Morgan.

2013 Carnival Princess to be crowned on Sunday 16th June

Tiara

The 2013 Somersham Carnival Princess is to be crowned this Sunday at Victory Hall.

Tiara
Tiara Photo: Robynlou8 via CC.

The Carnival Princess will be crowned at 3.30pm at Victory Hall on Sunday 16th June. Her attendants will also be appointed.

As every Carnival Princess knows, she and her attendants have a very important job to do during Carnival Week – with the awarding of the Country Craft Competition prizes, and in leading the Carnival Procession on Carnival Day (22nd June).

The new Princess will succeed Princess Morgan Matthews. Her attendants were Rachel Day and Eleanor Phipps.

The Carnival Princess and her Attendants are the winners of a free draw of girls living in Somersham and Pidley, in school year 6 (for the Princess) or year 5 (for the attendants).

Our thanks to Anne and Clive Desborough and to Parkhall Garden Centre for their support of the Carnival Princess.

In Pictures: Somersham Carnival Day 2012

Two people in Sumo Wrestler costumes

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.

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Princess Morgan is crowned in Somersham

Somersham Carnival 2012 Carnival Princess

Somersham Carnival 2012 Carnival Princess
Newly crowned Princess Morgan Matthews (centre) with her two attendants Rachel Day (left) and Eleanor Phipps (right). Photo: JLC Photography Ltd.

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.

Princess Morgan succeeds Princess Anastasia Soteriou as the Somersham Carnival Princess.

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.