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.

Steve Loudoun

Chairman: Crowthorne Carnival Association

Click here to see photos of the procession and fete.

Read coverage by Bracknell News

2022 Programme (Low Res).pdf


Taking part in the parade were:

  • Scottish Pipe Band

  • Kids inc

  • Nicky Bevan Muscular Dystrophy

  • Hatch Ride School

  • Q Dance

  • Sarai Hair and Beauty

  • Oaklands School

  • Sandhurst Drum Corp

  • 1st and 2nd Crowthorne Scouts

  • Lakewood

  • Crowthorne CoE

  • Nina Paton

  • 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

  • Winner - William Buckland age 10 (Crowthorne C of E)

  • Runner up - Sofia Gilbert 9 (Wildmoor Heath)

  • Runner up - Beau Ferguson 10 (Wildmoor Heath)


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.

Dog Show

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

Treasure Hunt

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

RBL Darts

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.

£200 (1st prize)... Carnival Association... ticket 00051

£100 jewellery voucher... Taylor & Co. Dukes Ride... ticket 00427

A season football training u6... Pinewood Football Club... ticket 00142

Jewellery pendant... Taylor & Co. Dukes Ride... ticket 00371

Stuffed animal, bed and a book... Lapland UK... ticket 00393

Stuffed animal, bed and a book... Lapland UK... ticket 00175

Stuffed animal x2, bed and a book... Lapland UK... ticket 00314

Golf for 4 persons... BFC/Everyone Active... ticket 00112

Family swim at Coral Reef... BFC/Everyone Active... ticket 00440

5 Swimming lesson, Bracknell... BFC/Bracknell Swimarium... ticket 00441

Training voucher Personal Training... Energie fitness... ticket 00082

Discount voucher 50% off... GC Hairdressing... ticket 00382

Signed DVD... Jamie Raven (magician/illusionist)... ticket 00359

Discount voucher... Positive reflexology... ticket 00197

Fruit and veg voucher... Hardwicke F&V... ticket 00041

1 X Adult and 1 Child entry voucher... Cotswold Wildlife Park... ticket 00424

Gift voucher for nails and toes... Sarai hair and Beauty... ticket 00170

2 x tickets Queen Anne Enclosure 3rd September... Ascot Racecourse... ticket 00004

Family entry (2 + 2)... Jakes @Trilakes... ticket 00207

£50 gift voucher and bottle of prosecco... Flava lighting and equipment... ticket 00261

Olympus digital voice recorder... Dawn and Malcolm May... ticket 00205

MOT voucher... Crowthorne service centre... ticket 00211

Dog treats... Holly Bells... ticket 00127

Craft beer pack... Frank Schippers... ticket 00455

£20 Garden voucher... McCarthy Stone... ticket 00351

£20 Garden voucher... McCarthy Stone... ticket 00085

£20 Garden voucher... McCarthy Stone... ticket 00098

2 Bottles Blossom Hill Wine... Flava lighting and equipment... ticket 00152

All of our raffle prize winners will be contacted directly by a member of our team.



  • Bracknell Forest Council

  • Crowthorne Parish Council

  • Wokingham Without Parish Council

  • Involve

  • Co-op community support scheme,

  • Legal and General

  • All Just Giving contributors

  • J & K Newland

Support in kind:

  • Waste services provided by BFC waste services

  • Catering provided by Two Sisters

  • Road closure services provided by Ringway

  • Tail end vehicle for the parade provided by Continental Landscape

  • Our thanks to Wellington College for use of The Drive for assembling the Parade

  • Transportation of judges provided by Crowthorne Community bus

  • Our thanks to Royal Berks Fire & Rescue for use of their facilities

  • High street balloons - Flava lighting and equipment

And all our volunteer road closure and parade marshals, those who helped with the set up and clearance of the field after the event and everyone who has helped all of the associated events a great success

Affiliated event supporters:

  • Fruit and veg show: Methodist Church

  • Flower festival and Songs of Praise: St Johns Church

  • Festival of the T Pot: Baptist Church

  • Schools Music Festival: Wellington College & participating schools

  • Quiz night use of premises: Crowthorne Parish Council

  • Bowls, Darts and Snooker: Royal British Legion Crowthorne

  • Publicity: Crowthorne Eye

  • Publicity: SRA magazine

Programme advertisers:

  • Handy DIY hardware, home and garden needs

  • Pederson & Company property managers

  • Berkshire Cycles

  • Matthew Hichens bathroom fitter & handyman

  • Raw4Pets pet food

  • Dopson Butchers

  • AJ Brooke funeral directors

  • Sarai hair and beauty

  • Sibit computers and support

  • CT Bell home appliances

  • Ultimate bathrooms

  • Crowthorne Service Centre MOT and repairs

  • Crowthorne Insurance Limited

  • Rowberrys Solicitors

  • Hardwicke Fruit and Veg

  • Prospect estate agent

  • Two Sisters café

  • 3 County Care homecare services

  • Fiona Povey hairdresser

  • Grays Farm fruit and veg

  • Loics Delicatessen

  • PKB Accountants

  • Vape 57 vaping needs

  • Michael Hardy estate agents

  • Outdoor and Indoor Living

  • Creative Flooring

  • Frank Schippers estate agents

  • Taylor & Co jewellers

flower festival

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