Thank You, Somersham!

The 2014 Carnival Princess with her attendants. Photo: JLC Photography Ltd.

It’s hard to imagine that it’s almost a month since the 2014 Somersham Carnival Week ended.

Thankfully, the day was sunny – unlike the following weekend which was ruined by torrential rain.

The Carnival Committee would like to say a HUGE ‘Thank You’ to all of the organisations, businesses, community groups, and individuals, who kindly, and most generously, offered their time, expertise, services, and prizes. We would also like to thank all of the people who attended and supported the events that ran during Carnival Week.

Your support helps to ensure that Somersham Carnival continues to not only run, but to grow too.

As the memories of Carnival Week get further and further away, we’ve compiled a selection of photographs, kindly supplied by JLC Photography Ltd. What was your favourite part? Tell us in the comments space below.

Enjoy!

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In Pictures: The 2014 Somersham Carnival Novelty Dog Show

Two young girls with dog, named best in show, at somersham carnival 2014.

The Carnival Committee would like to thank everyone who brought their owners to the Novelty Dog Show. It was great to see Somersham’s finest furry pals compete on Sunday 15th, for the title of Best In Show.

Thanks also to Neville Diss of ND’s K9 Academy, and to JLC Photography Ltd, for their time and kind support of the show.

Click the images below to see the bigger version.

 

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.

Miley takes ‘Best In Show’ title at Novelty Dog Show

Miley with her owners

Miley brought smiles to the faces of her owners Ethan and Emily Neville, as she took home the trophy and title for ‘Best In Show’ at the Novelty Dog Show on Sunday.

Miley, who had managed to score a few rosettes in earlier rounds, was awarded the Christine Caston Memorial Cup, after judges Neville Diss from ND’s K9 Academy and Dorothy Siggs.

In her after-show interview, she told us “The competition was tough this year, and was by no means just a walk in the park”.

Teddy, owned by Olivia Brett, came second in the Best In Show, followed by Shadow, owned by Kelli-Marie Dixon.

Check out the photos in our gallery below:

Woof Woof Woof Ruff Ruff Woof! (or – It’s Novelty Dog Show time!)

Novelty Dog Show 16th June 2013

Novelty Dog Show 16th June 2013

This Sunday sees the biggest event for our canine friends – the Novelty Dog Show.

Get down to Norwood Playing Fields (behind Victory Hall) with your dog on Sunday 16th June from 1pm. With eleven different classes, there should be at least one category for your trusty hound to compete in… including some that owners can join in with too!

Categories

Going for Gold at the Novelty Dog Show. Photo: JLC Photography Ltd
One of last year’s winning entrants. Photo: JLC Photography Ltd
  1. Best Puppy
  2. Best Dog under 15 inches at the shoulder
  3. Best Dog over 15 inches 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 that ‘Beside The Seaside’ theme!)

GRAND FINAL: Best In Show

Entries open from 1pm (entry fee is 60p per class), so you’ll need to hand in a completed entry form (download it below) to the show organisers, and then you’ll be all set for when the judging begins at 1.30pm. The winners from each of the eleven categories will compete in the Grand Final. Rosettes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.

paw print

The show is presented by Neville Diss of ND’s K9 Academy, and will see the presentation of the Christine Caston Memorial Cup.

Special permission has been granted to hold the Dog Show. Would all owners please ensure that they clean up after their dogs. Thank you.

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.