Could your dog go for gold?


Puppies, pooches and hounds of Somersham take note – have you got what it takes to ‘go for gold’ and take home the ‘Best In Show’ title?

2011 Best In Show
The winner of 2011’s ‘Best In Show’. Photo: JLC Photography Ltd.

This year, the Novelty Dog Show will take place on Sunday 17th June at Norwood Playing Fields outside Victory Hall, Somersham.

If your dog has got what it takes, then you can enter them into as many classes as you like. You’ll need to complete the entry form (below) and pay the 60p entry fee for each class they’re entered into.

Entries can be made from 1pm on the day, and the judging will begin at 1:30pm.

The Novelty Dog Show Classes

  1. Best puppy
  2. Best dog under 15″ at shoulder
  3. Best dog over 15″ at shoulder
  4. Dog with the waggiest tail
  5. Odd couple (mixed pair of dogs)
  6. Best cross-breed
  7. Best dog trick
  8. Best 6 legs
  9. Dog and owner most alike
  10. Dog the judge would most like to take home
  11. Dog and owner fancy dress
  12. GRAND FINAL – Best In Show 2012

There’s a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place rosette for each of the 11 classes. The winner of each class will then go through to the grand final where they will stand the chance of being named ‘Best In Show 2012’, with the winner being presented with the Christine Caston Memorial Cup.

The Novelty Dog Show is presented and sponsored by ND’s K9 Academy.

There will be an agility course set on the day but no dog under 12mths old will be able to go over the hurdles but can go on all the other equipment. All equipment kindly supplied by ND’s K9 Academy.

Your old Carnival photos and memories needed


Do you remember the first Somersham Carnival? If so, we need your help!

We’re looking for your photos, videos and memories of previous Somersham Carnivals to add to our online gallery here on this site and also to add to our Facebook Page.

Hopefully we can build up a great collection of material showing the carnival through the years. You never know, it may even help re-connect you with long-lost residents!

Share your memories and photos by emailing them to somershamcarnival@ymail.com. Alternatively, if you don’t have the images electronically, just send us an email and we can probably sort something out with you.

Please only send images that you know you own the copyright for (remember: the photographer owns the copyright, not the person in the photo!).

Country Craft categories announced

A 2nd Prize 2011 Country Crafts winning cake. Photo: JLC Photography Ltd

Last year's Junior Country Crafts winner.
Last year’s Country Crafts junior winner. Photo: JLC Photography Ltd.

Thirty-one Country Craft categories have now been announced – giving you plenty of time to start getting creative across cookery, handicraft and floral crafts, as well as categories for the under 16’s.

The Country Craft event will take place at The Village Hall, Somersham on Sunday 17th June.

Many of the categories are inspired by this year’s theme of ‘Going For Gold’ – so now’s the time to put your (golden) thinking cap on!

Downloads

Somersham Carnival Country Craft categories (PDF, 52Kb)

How to enter

You should bring your entry (or entries) and completed registration form to the Village Hall from 9:30-11:30 on 17th June. Entry forms can be obtained from Somersham Library. There is a small entry of 50p for adults, 25p for children per item.

Viewing and Prizes

Public viewing starts at 2pm. This is then followed by a presentation of prizes for each category from 3:30pm – including photographs of each winner.

The judges are independent of the Carnival Committee. There is a door fee of 50p (adult), 25p (children), and the under 3yrs go free.

Refreshments will be available from 2-4pm and are kindly provided by Parkhall Playgroup.

‘Anything goes!’ when you’re Going For Gold

Going For Gold medal image

Old photo of two olympians with olympic torches
Olympic fashion has changed slightly over the years.

Hello Somersham Carnival-goers …..WELCOME TO OUR NEW WEBSITE!!

Our theme this year, to tie in with a certain other spectacular UK event, is “GOING FOR GOLD”!!

For all you budding “Olympians” this is your chance to look the part – anything goes! – from the original Olympians (but no total nudity please!), through to the baggy white shorts and flannels of the 1930’s…. to the modern day lycra!!

Not interested in sport?

Get out that gold lurex, dig out those Bet Lynch style earrings and anything totally tasteless for a bit of fun, or be Kanye West singing “Gold Digger” with his rappers in gold chains for a Day!! Old Yukon Gold Panners … this way please!

From ancient golden civilisations, re-create Tutankhamun’s tomb. Gold was first worn by humans in 3000BC!

Be a UK Banker, if you dare …. Where did they put our GOLD?

Carnival 2012 Entertainment

Come and join us during Carnival Week (16th – 24th June) and on Carnival Day (Saturday 23rd June) and celebrate living in Somersham. See the great entertainment lined up for you and come and have a fantastic time at Carnival 2012.

Mr T from the A-team wearing gold
Mr T ain’t no fool when it comes to Going For Gold.

New this year:

  • ‘Last Night of the Proms’ (Community Singing)
  • Video Games Tournament
  • Taster Sport sessions

..plus the return of our very popular “Busking Spots”.

Got your whistles? Got your flags? See you there!

With grateful thanks for your continuing support. All the best …

the Carnival Committee

The 2012 Somersham Carnival theme is…

Somersham Carnival Going For Gold medal

The theme for the 2012 Somersham Carnival has been announced as ‘Going For Gold’.

Somersham Carnival Going For Gold medal

The theme of this year’s carnival, which will take place between the 16th – 24th June, is a nod towards another big event in 2012 – the Olympics.

Carnival Day itself will take place on 23rd June.

Keep up to date with the carnival preparations by returning to this blog regularly or by joining us on Facebook or by following @Somersham2012 on Twitter!

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.