Hundreds enjoy day out at Wickhambrook’s annual carnival

Wickambrook Carnival and Parade. Local schoolchildren enjoy the parade. ANL-161007-201439009
Wickambrook Carnival and Parade. Local schoolchildren enjoy the parade. ANL-161007-201439009

Hundreds flocked to Wickhambrook on Saturday for the village’s annual carnival and procession.

Schoolchildren from Wickhambrook Primary School joined members of the village’s WI, the boys’ brigade band and a fleet of vintage and classic cars to parade through the village’s streets, ending up at the recreation ground.

Wickambrook Carnival and Parade. Wickambrook WI members in the parade. ANL-161007-201422009

Wickambrook Carnival and Parade. Wickambrook WI members in the parade. ANL-161007-201422009

Here the crowds were treated to a host of food and craft stalls, a Punch and Judy show, a bbq, beer tent and more cakes than you ever eat.

The event also ran alongside the village’s long-running annual horticultural show.

Carnival committee member Deirdre Smith said: “It was a brilliant day and the feedback has been excellent.

“We must have had several hundred come along on the day - there were an awful lot of people on the recreation ground.

Wickambrook Carnival and Parade. Princy (4) and Wolf (9) Watson enjoying an ice cream. ANL-161007-200552009

Wickambrook Carnival and Parade. Princy (4) and Wolf (9) Watson enjoying an ice cream. ANL-161007-200552009

“We were lucky and had no rain.

“It was a beautiful afternoon, it was just right.

“It was a big windy though. We had a few problems with one or two of the gazebos that took off but it didn’t spoil things.

“It all made for a really fun afternoon.”

Wickambrook Carnival and Parade. Carnival Queen is Megan Warnock(10) (centre) with her aides Elsa Tyzack(7) and Noah Gearing (6). ANL-161007-200702009

Wickambrook Carnival and Parade. Carnival Queen is Megan Warnock(10) (centre) with her aides Elsa Tyzack(7) and Noah Gearing (6). ANL-161007-200702009

Committee chairman Sue Burton-Griffiths, said: “The procession was great.

“We didn’t have one last year because we didn’t have a band so we were pleased to put it on again.”

Wickambrook Carnival and Parade. Vintage cars join the procession ANL-161007-201453009

Wickambrook Carnival and Parade. Vintage cars join the procession ANL-161007-201453009