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Carnival 2005 - Nursery Rhymes

Looking back at the 2005 Carnival

TeddiesWell, what a day! The weather was kind to us and the procession, decorated houses, stalls and attractions were brilliant and everyone was intent on having fun. These are the important ingredients for what has become one of the most important community events in the area. Thanks must go to the hundreds of people who were involved in staging The Carnival, to those who decorated their houses and to the thousands of visitors who came along to support the event so generously both on the procession route and on Edlesborough Green. Thanks also to those who gave so generously as part of our house-to-house collection campaign and to those who gave us goods to sell on the stalls or in the Tea Tent. The result was that you raised the staggering sum of £10,000 for local Charities and good causes. On that subject, if you have a local charity or organisation that you would like to put forward for a grant from the Carnival then please contact me, Peter Bennett. Details of how the money is to be distributed will appear in Focus in October.

The website (www.stmarysvillagecarnival.com) has over 200 photographs (see below) of the 2005 Carnival so please do take a few minutes to go and look.

On behalf of you I would like to thank the Carnival Committee of Chris Banks, Kevin Eagling, Gordon Gray, Theo Gray, Vivienne Grundy, Norman Lee, Ann Lee, David Mann, David Marriage, Mark Saccoccio, Rebecca Shaw, Sue Gladin, Peter Thomas and, of course, Brock Shaw who died so tragically just 10 days before Carnival Day.


Carnival 2005 Results

Procession Winners Pre School & Lower School Edlesborough under 5's
Junior School Organisations 1st Eaton Bray & Edlesborough Cubs
Family & Business St Marys GIFT Group

Chainsaw Carving Draw   Gwen Giltrow, Eaton Bray
  Mr Hill, Eaton Bray
  Mr Brierley, Northall

Clarabelle the Cow   Chris Moseley

Worm Charming   Gill Ratheram

Best dressed house Eaton Bray 128 High Street
Edlesborough 64 High Street

Dog Show    
  Pedigree Any Variety puppy Lu-Lu, Mrs P South, Toddington
Any Variety sporting Chelsea, Mrs Gregory, Kensworth
Any Variety non-sporting Taz, Vince Moriarty, Eaton Bray
Any Variety open Taz, Vince Moriarty, Eaton Bray
  Novelty Junior handling Carolyn Taylor, Eaton Bray with Saffron
Best local Dog Millie, Clair Maxwell, Eaton Bray
Best veteran Danny, Mrs S Perkins, Edlesborough
Handsomest Dog Archie, Tracey Greenfield, Eaton Bray
Prettiest Bitch Millie, Clair Maxwell, Eaton Bray
Dog with waggiest tail Oscar, Adrian Wise, Luton
Best Rescue Marley, Caroline Cage, Leighton Buzzard
Dog the judge would like to take home Lucy, Sharon Stilliard, Edlesborough

Duck Race held 9th July Sharing £75 Kelly Fury & Due Thompson
Sharing £50 Mandy Thomas & Sally Thorne
Sharing £25 Mr Saccoccio & Mrs Saunders

Grand Draw Grand Draw 2005 winners can be found below.

Photos

Procession

Pictures taken along the procession route

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Carnival Queen

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Dressed Houses

Pictures of decorated houses along the procession route

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Arena

Pictures of arena events, including Jazzercise, Egyptian Dancing and the Worm Charming

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Carnival Field

Pictures taken around Edlesborough Green during the Carnival

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Classic Vehicles

Pictures of the Vintage and Classic Cars, Bikes and Tractors that took part.

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Duck Race

Pictures of the Duck Race held 9 July 2005

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Who Will Benefit?

St Mary's Village Carnival 2005 made a gross profit of£10,000.

This has been shared out as usual to a large number of organisations and good causes both in the villages and beyond. The disbursement will be:

  • 1st Eaton Bray & Edlesborough Scout Group
  • Air Training Corps Dunstable
  • Ben Timberlake
  • Corda
  • Dagnall church extension
  • Dunstable & District Disabled Typing Club
  • Eaton Bray Lions Football Club
  • Eaton Bray Methodist Church
  • Eaton Bray U5s
  • Eaton Bray pre-school
  • Eaton Bray Tennis Club
  • Eaton Bray Village Hall
  • Eaton Bray Youth Club
  • Edlesborough Parish Council
  • Edlesborough U5s
  • Edlesborough 94 FC
  • Hospice at Home
  • Ian Rennie Nurses
  • Keith Hillman
  • Macmillan Cancer Relief
  • Police Charity Fund - Beds
  • Raptor Rescue
  • Salvation Army
  • South Beds Foster care
  • St Johns Ambulance
  • St Mary's Fabric Fund
  • The Dove Counselling Service

Carnival Opener - Mr Peter Janes

Peter -janesMr Peter Janes has kindly agreed to open this years Carnival and judge the Carnival Floats for us.

The Janes Family have been a pillar of the local community for generations and their shop in Edlesborough is a demonstration of their commitment to the local Community. How many other Villages can boast their own Electrical, Cycle and carpet shop?


Carnival Queen, Princess & Attendants

The selection of this year's Carnival Queen, Princess and Attendants took place on Sunday 10th April in Eaton Bray Village Hall, with the results as follows;

Queen   Princess
Amy Ryder   Elizabeth Ranson

Attendants
Grace Shrowder   Heather Potton
 

Particular thanks to:

  • Confetti Bridal Wearfor their beautiful dresses
  • Chicks Crop Shopfor doing the girls' hair
  • Honeywick Carriagesfor their transport in the parade

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1. Amy Ryder
2. Elizabeth Ranson
3. Grace Shrowder
4. Heather Potton

Carnival Procession

The results were as follows.

Pre-School & Lower School

  1. Float -edles -u 5sEdlesborough Under 5s
  2. Eaton Bray Pre-school Playgroup
  3. Dagnall Under 5s

Junior School Organisations

  1. Float -cubs 1st Eaton Bray & Edlesborough Cubs
  2. Friends of Edlesborough School
  3. Eaton Bray Lower School

Family & Business

  1. Float -giftSt Mary's GIFT
  2. The Bell PH

Best Dressed House

It has become a tradition for houses on the procession route, to be decorated to the Carnival theme (this year - 'Nursery Rhymes'). This is great for the community spirit of the villages, from the youngest to the oldest.

Prizes

Prizes were awarded for one house in Eaton Bray and one in Edlesborough on the route of the procession as follows:

Eaton Bray: 128 High Street

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Edlesborough: 64 High Street

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Grand Draw

Once again, my grateful thanks go to all the Sponsors for their donations and continued support for the Grand Draw: to the "team", Norman, Deirdrea and Gaynor for their considerable help: to all those kind people who so willingly (?) sold tickets and of course, to everyone who bought.

-- Ann Lee


The Winners

The winners of this year's Grand Draw prizes are as follows;

DONATED PRIZE SPONSOR WINNER
Weekend in Rome Hotel Quirinale M. Sinfield, Eaton Bray
Visit to Houses of Parliament Andrew Selous MP Roger Payton, Edlesborough
Golf for four Mentmore Golf & Country Club Mrs Myers, Northall
Case of wine P. & E. Bennett Mr & Mrs Timms
Gliding Lesson London Gliding Club A Bellchambers, Edlesborough
Garden Vouchers Garden Care Services (Dunstable) Ltd Mrs Allen, Totternhoe
Fly Fishing at Bellows Mill Mrs Rachael Hodge Mrs Sturges, Northall
Chocolate Voucher Rumseys of Aylesbury Beryl Jarvis, Eaton Bray
Ornamental Tree Brian McMahon, Grass Roots Mr & Mrs Timms
Six bottles of wine Bargain Booze Eilleen, Eaton Bray
Meal Voucher The White Horse Lynn David, Edlesborough
Meal Voucher D. & E. Hines Ashley Mead, Dunstable
Meal for four The Swan, Northall Brian
Greetings cards Sally Taylor, Phoenix Cards Mrs Wise
Meal for two The Bell, Edlesborough Mr Brennan
"Hair-do" Profile Hairdressing Kate Headley, Dunstable
Fishing at Watermead David Richards Mrs Wedge, Edlesborough
"Hairdo" Gary's Hair Studio Lindsey Baldry
Season Ticket Mead Open Farm A. & M. Griffen, Eaton Bray
Whipsnade Ticket Whipsnade Zoo P. Ward
Theatre tickets Leighton B. Theatre C. Gresham, Dunstable
Harper's voucher T. Harper & Son, Studham Claire Hayward, Eaton Bray
Cinema tickets Odeon Cinema, Jarman Park Peter Bennett
Bowling tickets GoBowling, Dunstable Silliard family