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.
The Eastern Daily Press (EDP) has published an article reporting on the 2008 Somersham Carnival. This year’s theme was ‘Farming and Rural Living’ and resulted in lots of scarecrows – including a Worzel Gummage and Aunt Sally!
The article quotes Theresa Baird, Carnival Secretary, as saying:
“We probably had about 2,500 people but unlike last year when people went home because of the rain, this year they stayed and some of them were still enjoying the sunshine when we were clearing up at 7pm”
The Carnival Princess Millie Holbrook was joined by her attendants Lily Steward and Sophie Anderson.
MP for North West Cambridge, Shailesh Vara helped to judge some of the competitions.