A brief history of the Carnival.

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Silver Jubilee Year 1977

The first Sunningdale Area Carnival, arranged by David Rowe and a number of other enthusiastic paticipants to celebrate the Queen's Silver Jubilee in the local area.


David Rowe, then chairman of the local council called a village meeting to ask the community what they would like to do to celebrate the Queens Silver Jubilee. They decided to run a carnival to take place on Jubilee Day, also to hold a Red, White and Blue Ball and organise Tea Dances for the elderly at Charters School!

Volunteers added their names to the committee, and David Rowe and Jill Gresswell ran the show.

There was fantastic local support; £2,000 was borrowed from the council and it was decided there would be 6 elements to the day:

 

  • A Carnival on the recreation ground with local stallholders,
  • Floats starting in Ascot and processing through Sunninghill to the ground,
  • The football competition,
  • A beauty queen,
  • The art competition and
  • Childrens races.

 

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The Early Years

There were 50 floats the first year drawn from local charities and organisations.

Over the years many of the groups have remained loyal to the carnival and we see them there every year.


The procession often had up to 50 floats in the early years. Starting in Ascot, they drove through Ascot and Sunninghill and onto Sunningdale.  As there were so many of them they could not stay at the recreation ground but had to drive on and away!

There was a bucket collection during the procession which was split equally between all the participants. The local police were thankfully, very supportive.



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Carnival Activities

Over the years the football competition was contested by most of the local football playing schools.

The art competition, which continues to this day, involves the many local schools and, in earlier times, the entries were used locally to advertise the Carnival.

A Beauty Queen competition was held for the first 10 years until the girls requested it to stop.

More recently we have had a photographic competition, gladiator jousting, ferret racing, falconry, pony rides, sheep and duck herding and novelty dog races. Stalls offer anything from cakes, plants and bric-a-brac to face painting, tombolas and bee keeping.



 

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Here is a link to some early pictures


https://www.flickr.com/photos/searleweb/sets/72157623608121332/show/


Thanks to an unknown local cameraman or lady


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GET INVOLVED!

The Carnival is organised by a group of local people who want to celebrate all that is good in Sunningdale, Sunninghill and Ascot and the local area.


If you would like to help in any way with the Carnival for 2014,  please call Julian on 01344 62510901344 625109


THANKS TO OUR PROGRAMME ADVERTISERS

This year we have many intersting local advertisers including:

MOLONEY'S BUDGENS - ASCOT


CHAPMANS IRONMONGERS


JASON CHARLES JEWELLERY - SUNNINGHILL


TAYLOR FORDYCE SOLICITORS - SUNNINGDALE


THE STOCK EXCHANGE - SUNNINGHILL


CIRCLE GALLERY - SUNNINGHILL


LITTLE FLOWERPOT - SUNNINGHILL


TOM FRENCH JEWELLERY - ASCOT


SUNNINGHILL CARPETS


MEWES MENSWEAR - Sunningdale


THE STOCK EXCHANGE - SUNNINGHILL


ASCOT LOCKS - SUNNINGHILL


COWORTH PARK


PINK & BROWN - SUNNINGHILL


PLAYHOUSE DRYCLEANERS - SUNNINGHILL


HERRINGTON & CARMICHAEL SOLICITORS - Camberley







THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS

The Carnival could not take place without the much welcome, and very generous support of our sponsors, all of whom get a big "Thank You" from the organising committee.

HAMPTONS INTERNATIONAL - SUNNINGDALE


SYTNER BMW & MINI - SUNNINGDALE


WHYNOTCOMPARE.CO.UK


WAITROSE - SUNNINGDALE




CARNIVAL LOCATION

The Carnival will take place on 14th September 2014 

at


Broomhall Lane Recreation Ground

Broomhall Lane Sunningdale

SL5 0QS

We are all looking forward to a great day!


  

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