the Platinum Years
Carnival returned after a 4 year absence
and with 2022 being the Queen's Platinum Year we just had to have a related theme. This year's biggest event in Crowthorne was therefore 'The Platinum Years, Monarchy, Music and Mayhem, 1952-2022'.
Here is a summary of what happened and a record of the fantastic support we received, especially from the small group of volunteers who work together as the Crowthorne Carnival Association.
Thank you everyone.
Chairman: Crowthorne Carnival Association
Taking part in the parade were:
Scottish Pipe Band
Nicky Bevan Muscular Dystrophy
Hatch Ride School
Sarai Hair and Beauty
Sandhurst Drum Corp
1st and 2nd Crowthorne Scouts
Thames Vale Vultures (Bikers)
Berkshire Fire and Rescue
The difficult job of judging fell to:
Cllr Ankur Shiv Bhandari - Mayor of Bracknell Forest and the Mayoress, Rishi Bhandari
Cllr Caroline Smith - Mayor of Wokingham
James Sunderland MP – Member of Parliament for Bracknell
Cllr Bob Wade - Chairman of Crowthorne Parish Council
Cllr Lesley Foxwell - Deputy, Chairman of Wokingham Without Parish Council
Sue Hester – Chairlady of Crowthorne Good Neighbours
Leigh Welham – Past President of the Rotary Club of Crowthorne, Sandhurst and Bracknell,
The winners of each class were:
Best school entry Crowthorne CoE school –
Best Pre-school entry Kids inc
Best youth group 1st and 2nd Crowthorne Scouts
Best community group Nicky Bevan Muscular Dystrophy
Best trade/commercial Sarai Hair and Beauty
The best overall winner was Crowthorne CoE with their Flower Power theme and who get to take back the Jim Finnie cup and hold it for the next two years.
Carnival Royalty was kindly organised by Fiona Povey Hair Salon and supported by gifts from Ronnie's Cards and Gifts, Tinkers and The Candy Box and outfits from Two Sisters, Rowberrys solicitors and Pederson & co
Our thanks to everyone who entered.
Front Garden and Scarecrow Competition winners 2022 kindly sponsored by McCarthy Stone and judged by Mark Dodds and Annie Myatt:
Best front garden – Mrs Bowyer
Best hanging basket – Mr Horne
Best scarecrow – Tracey Clarke
All get garden vouchers with the winners cup for the best front garden going to Mrs Bowyer. Well done and many thanks to all who entered and are helping make Crowthorne look so beautiful.
Shop Window Competition 2022 sponsored by the Carnival Association
Taking part were Playhouse Cleaners, Pederson & Co, Taylor & Co, Thames Hospice, AJ Brooke, Coats, Sarai Hair, Two Sisters, VAPE-57, Ronnies Cards, Sue Ryder, Dancia and Dopson Butchers. The winners:
Highly commended - Pederson & Co., Dukes Ride
3rd place – Dobson Butchers, High Street
2nd place – COATS charity shop, High Street
1st place – Thames Hospice charity shop, High Street
Programme Front Cover Competition sponsored by the Carnival Association
Our thanks to the children and their teachers for making this such a fun exercise. Our three winners are Noah Crawford Ray, Rufus Davis with William Buckland’s entry making it to the front cover of our Carnival Programme. All were given book tokens and their entries returned, framed and ready for the wall.
The dog show was judged by Cllr Mrs D Hayes MBE, Michelle Hart and Linda Murray-Hitchen
Carnival Quiz Night
Our thanks go to the following people and organisations who provided prizes to help with the Carnival fund raising Quiz:
1st Prize: Meal voucher from Golden Retriever
Plus raffle prizes donated by; The Lexicon (Bracknell) The Crowthorne Inn, Vape 57, Hardwicke Fruit and Veg (Crowthorne Market) Bucklebury Farm Park and Carnival Committee Members
1st place – The Tims family won Two Go Ape vouchers provided by Prospect Estate Agents
2nd place – Adam and Vicky Newland – four free games at the Hollywood Bowl
3rd place – Nyck Moore collection of sweets provide by Flava lighting and equipment
1st place - Crowthorne Inn
2nd place - Pinewood
3rd place - RBL
4th place - The Prince
Carnival Prize draw
The winning tickets were drawn at the carnival fete by people with no connection to the organisation of the event.
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