Are you driven enough to find treasure in Somersham?

Treasure Hunt Mania by Leap Kye via CreativeCommons

This Tuesday (17th June), sees the return of the Car Treasure Hunt.

Starting with an hour’s worth of staggered starts from 6:30pm from the Football Club West End Ground, Somersham’s drivers and their passengers are invited to take part in a treasure hunt that will see them tour the area competing for the Claire Kirby Memorial Trophy.

Adults: £3.00, Children £1.00 entry (which includes some light refreshments).

The winners will be announced, and the trophy presented, at 9:30pm.

The Somersham Snorklers won 'Best Costume'. Photo: JLC Photography Ltd.
The Somersham Snorklers won ‘Best Costume’ at last year’s Car Treasure Hunt. Photo: JLC Photography Ltd.

There’s also a prize for the Best Team Fancy Dress in this year’s Carnival ‘Commonwealth’ theme.

Last year’s winners were ‘Buckets and Spades’ (Anne and Clive Desborough, and Lynn and Derek Martin), and ‘The Somersham Snorklers’ won best Fancy Dress (pictured).

Don’t forget, there’s lots of activities still to come – check out our What’s On guide.

 

 

Buckets and Spades beat Old Crabs and Beach Bells to the treasure


On Thursday, the Car Treasure Hunt took place in and around Somersham.

With a staggered start, there were 22 teams taking part in this year’s hunt. Armed with a series of clues and the keys to their car of choice, the teams set off.

The winners were ‘Buckets and Spades’ (Anne and Clive Desborough, and Lynn and Derek Martin).

In second place were team ‘Old Crabs’ with ‘Beach Bells’ in third.

Getting into the theme of ‘Beside The Seaside’, team ‘The Somersham Snorklers’ were awarded the title of ‘Best Costume’.

Check out the gallery below:

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‘Beside the Seaside’ ideas welcome

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A few weeks ago we announced that the theme for the 2013 Somersham Carnival would be ‘Beside The Seaside’ – now we’re after your help to make 2013 the biggest and best carnival yet!

We’d now like to invite you to send us your ideas for seaside related events and activities that we could run during Carnival Week (15-23rd June) and on Carnival Day itself (22nd June).

If you have an idea that celebrates all things seaside or if you know what you love about a seaside getaway, we’d love to hear them – simply drop them into an email and send it to Theresa Baird at secretary@somershamcarnival.org.uk

Volunteers

The Somersham Carnival Committee always welcomes new volunteers, and would like to thank all of our current volunteers who give their time, skills and experience completely free of charge to ensure that we all have a great week of events culminating in a Carnival Day we can be proud of.

Special roles we are actively looking for volunteers to help with are:

  • Plan and organise the Car Treasure Hunt
  • Selling sweets and drinks on Carnival Day
  • Selling Grand Prize Draw tickets on Carnival Day
  • Volunteer Bar tenders

If you would like to help with the above, or just to volunteer with us generally on Carnival Day, then just email the Carnival Committee.