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Celebrating life in Watton, the Carnival is all set to take place on Sunday 16th September location Watton High Street, free admission. Let your imaginations run riot with this year’s theme ‘The Magic of Books’ we can’t wait to see what amazing costumes you conjure up.
Keeping with tradition, we will once again be opening the carnival at 11.00am with a unique Special Open-Air Morning Service led by Watton Pentecostal Church. Followed at 11.45 with the official opening ceremony by Watton Town Mayor Tina Kiddell.
This year’s parade starts at 1.00pm headed by The Phoenix Pipes & Drums followed in close pursuit by the Princesses, Princes, thanks to Dutch Flower parade for providing the posies. if you would like to join in the procession as an individual or group please meet us at the Thetford Road Memorial Car Park at 12.30.
Competition: We invited local primary and junior schools in the Wayland catchment to take part in decorating a 10” Hare, the results have been overwhelming and made it extremely hard to judge a winner. In fact, so difficult we have a draw. Congratulations go to Ashill VC Primary School and Great Hockham Primary School for their entries, they are both winners, the prize money will be shared between the 2 schools.
If you would like to see all the pupil’s entries, and take part in finding the Hare’s please pick up a Hunting Hareton form from one of the participating shops displaying the poster. We shall be handing out lollipops on Carnival day to all who have completed the quest.
There will be live music and entertainment on stage throughout the course of the day and back by popular demand ‘Thomas Banbridge’ who will have you dancing in the streets, along with demonstrations from local groups.
Sincere thanks to all our sponsors, Adcock’s Electrical, Ridgeons Timber & Builders Merchants, Knotts Yard Veterinary Practice, Wayland Chambers of Commerce, A-Lux Plant, Weatherfield Marquee Hire and Watton Town Council whose generous support has provided this year’s free attraction Pro Slot Racing a giant scalextric tracks.
The Carnival is set to close at 4.00pm If you need any further details please do not hesitate in contacting Steve Jolly on 07729 333002 Jayne Eastwood on 01953 880076 or Cheryl Clayton on 01953 882260 or via E-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Fun filled inexpensive family day out
Aimed at incorporating all generations and cultures
Watton has kept this tradition alive since 1924