awaited Ross-on-Wye Carnival procession this year on Saturday,
7th August, which was a beautifully hot and sunny day, much
more in keeping with the type of weather to be expected during
the summer months. Behind the scenes, the day's work had begun
on the carnival riverside field at a very misty 6 am, with the
setting up of the many stalls and sideshows for the crowds to
enjoy later on in the afternoon.
the various floats took place before the parade, on the Ashburton
Estate during the morning. The judges were Pam Skinner, Margaret
Cole, Phyllis Christopher and Vere Christopher of Mitcheldean
Carnival Committee. A great effort had been made by all entrants
but the various winners were as follows:
In the class
1 category, first place was taken by Ross Preschool Playgroup
with 'Happy Birthday Peter Pan'. The Lea were judged second
place with 'Shrek' and third, Ross Conservative Association
with 'Garden Party'.
2, The Davies family came first with their 'Easter Bonnet,'
second were Ross Recycling and third, Ross Library.
were first in class 3 with 'Countdown to Christmas.' Second
were Ross Dynamos and third, Ross Ramblers with 'Do it in Stile'.
place of the class 4 category was Wizard of Oz (Lisa Dean) and
second, Funky Caterpillar (I Murray). Joint third places were
won by Bookworm (Vicki Gardner) and Slipknot.
(Debbie Brace) were class five winners. Second were Rat Patrol
and third Keith Walker.
the carnival clown's birthday" competition winner was Ryan Bethell
(Age4) with, March 31st. James Ferry gave the carnival hedgehogs
the names Ross, On and Wye.
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