Give it some welly at Bromham carnival

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Traditional field events will be one of the new features at Bromham Carnival as the committee builds on the success of last year.

The carnival has been going for more than 50 years and last year was one of the most successful in terms of money raised with more than £3,000 donated to charities and organisations.

The carnival committee has put together a packed fortnight of events starting tomorrow.

New events that were held last year and were a success are returning. These are entertainment by the Mangled Wurzels at Bromham Social Centre on Saturday at 7pm and Bromham history evening by local historian Dennis Powney on Monday, June 16, at 7pm.

The pet show is in its third year and gets bigger every year. All types of pet are welcome and it is on Sunday at the Millennium Field by the Social Centre at 2pm.

A new event this year is a field events evening on Thursday, June 19, at the Millennium Field which will involve welly throwing, churn rolling, bale pushing, a tyre run and other challenges.

Jenna Humphries, secretary of Bromham Carnival, said: “The field events came about after people reminisced about the carnival and said there used to be events such as tug of war and welly wanging.”

The carnival also has its own website at www.bromham carni val.co.uk Although well supported there has been a gradual decrease in floats in the carnival procession and entries for carnival royalty and the organisers would like to encourage people to enter.

The carnival queen is open to ladies aged from 14 to 114 and on the carnival website is an entry form for the procession.

For the carnival royalty evening children aged four to six must pre-register by calling Jenna Humphries on (01380) 850724. Choosing of the royalty takes place tomorrow at Bromham Social Centre at 7pm with cash prizes.

The carnival procession is on Saturday, June 21, leaving the Pound playing field at 2pm.

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