August Newsletter 2022


The carnival has always been an opportunity for everyone to let their hair down a bit and have some fun. It’s about dressing up and being prepared to make a fool of yourself and bringing everyone together to enjoy the summer season. The pictures here date from the 1948 Carnival and in that post war period with continuing rationing everyone jumped at the opportunity to enter the spirit of the occasion.As another point of contrast, I checked one of our old magazines and found an account of the 1992 carnival. The events for that included an Egg Throwing Competition, a Drama evening provided by the Ipplepen Amateur Dramatic Society, a Scout Fun Run, and a service at the end of the week in St.  Andrew’s

There were competitions throughout the week in Darts, Pool and Euchre and there was a Go-Kart event which many of us still remember. Amongst the winners in the Carnival Procession were the Conservative Club for ‘The Flintstones’ and the WI for ‘South Sea Island Virgins’

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