CARNIVAL: Take part in the Spot the Wrong ‘Un competition

CARNIVAL: Take part in the Spot the Wrong ‘Un competition

Posted: 11th October 2017
PEOPLE are being invited to take part in Chard Carnival’s annual Spot the Wrong ‘Un competition which involves more than 50 businesses and shops. An entry form can be found in the Carnival Programme, which is on sale in various outlets, and people will see all those participating. People need to visit those shops and businesses and find the “wrong ‘un” in the window –…

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CARNIVAL: Volunteer collectors and sellers wanted for Chard Carnival parades

CARNIVAL: Volunteer collectors and sellers wanted for Chard Carnival parades

Posted: 11th October 2017
ORGANISERS of Chard Carnival are looking for volunteers from local groups, clubs or organisations who would be willing to either rattle collecting tins or sell toys and merchandise during this weekend’s colorful parades. The annual Chard Children’s Carnival starts at 12noon and will then be followed by the main Chard Carnival itself at 7.30pm on Saturday (October 14…

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CARNIVAL: Last chance to enter Chard Children’s Carnival

CARNIVAL: Last chance to enter Chard Children’s Carnival

Posted: 11th October 2017
ENTRIES for this year’s Chard Children’s Carnival close on Wednesday (October 11, 2017) – so now is the time to get those last-minute entry forms in. The procession will take place on Saturday (October 14, 2017) lunchtime at 12noon where it will leave Manor Court Primary School as normal. But this year the route has changed and the Carnival will go along Crowshute Link…

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CARNIVAL: Free and Easy show celebrates 50 years of Chard Carnival

CARNIVAL: Free and Easy show celebrates 50 years of Chard Carnival

Posted: 25th September 2017
THE Chard Entertainment Society is finalising preparations ahead of its forthcoming show to celebrate the 50 years of Chard Carnival. Remember the Everly Brothers? Still listen to The Beatles?  Does rock ‘n’ roll make you want to get up and dance?  Then you will love this year’s Carnival show, which is on at the Guildhall in Chard during Carnival Week. Celebrating 50…

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CARNIVAL: Out Now! Pick up your FREE copy of the souvenir 2017 South Petherton Carnival newspaper

CARNIVAL: Out Now! Pick up your FREE copy of the souvenir 2017 South Petherton Carnival newspaper

Posted: 14th September 2017
THE first-ever South Petherton Carnival Souvenir Newspaper – produced in association with the Ilminster Press and Yeovil Press news/leisure websites – is available now to be picked-up for FREE in local outlets. The eight-page full-colour newspaper is packed with photographs from last Saturday’s (September 9, 2017) fun-filled South Petherton Carnival along with a report…

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CARNIVAL: Rain stays away as Carnival weaves its way through South Petherton

CARNIVAL: Rain stays away as Carnival weaves its way through South Petherton

Posted: 11th September 2017
THE annual South Petherton Carnival was another big success and organisers were thanking the powers-that-be that the parade was able to enjoy dry weather. After a week of rain the organisers were keeping their fingers crossed for better weather on Saturday (September 9, 2017) evening and their prayers were answered. The cavalcade of floats, masqueraders and majorettes…

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CARNIVAL: Get snapping Ilminster Majorettes and Chudley’s vehicle to win £50

CARNIVAL: Get snapping Ilminster Majorettes and Chudley’s vehicle to win £50

Posted: 9th September 2017
SOUTH Somerset firm Chudley Moving and Shipping is holding a competition in conjunction with its support of five local Carnivals this year. Chudley, which is based at Ilton, has one of its vehicles accompanying the Ilminster Majorettes at South Petherton on Saturday (September 9, 2017), Wellington on Saturday, September 30, 2017, Ilminster on Saturday, October 7, 2017…

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CARNIVAL: Clubs urged to think security

CARNIVAL: Clubs urged to think security

Posted: 30th August 2017
ORGANISERS of carts being prepared for this year’s Carnival season in Somerset are being warned to ensure their headquarters and work areas are secure. It follows a break-in to secure premises of a Bridgwater-based carnival club between August 21-22, 2017. PC Samantha Legg said: “This club had taken security seriously and set up their operation in a location away from…

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CARNIVAL: Consortium of Carnivals unite to beat street peddlers

CARNIVAL: Consortium of Carnivals unite to beat street peddlers

Posted: 29th August 2017
FOURTEEN Carnival towns in Somerset are joining forces this autumn to combat the rapid expansion of the large group of street traders who invade their streets during Carnival parades. These pedlars seldom contribute anything towards the running costs of the festivities and Carnival organisers have serious concerns that the public mistakenly assume that they are…

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CARNIVAL: Chard Carnival royalty are crowned

CARNIVAL: Chard Carnival royalty are crowned

Posted: 26th August 2017
THE countdown to Chard Carnival is well and truly on with the official crowning ceremony of this year’s Carnival Royalty. The crowning ceremony took place at Chard Museum on Friday (August 25, 2017) where the Mayor, Cllr Garry Shortland, was joined by Carnival organisers and supporters. Seven-year-old Grace-May Loveridge, a pupil at Redstart Primary School, will be this…

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