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Carnival Gallery
A few of the pictures we have collected

If you have any information about the people or the companies, we'd be please to hear from you.


Wedding Cake
Wedding Cake - outside Spencer Park - year unknown
We have some names: Pam Maddams, ?.
Pat Garley, Sylvia Payne, Diane Cross
Madge Pinnock, ?,
Jenny King, ?, - Brightwell
This comes with a caption "Sanders Float - Willow Pattern" possibly 1936 in W'boro Road
Margaret Short is 4th from the left
Long haydens float
Long Haydens carnival float advertising Hodges
Peace day 1919
Peace Day 1919
Co-op Parade in the 1920s
Co-op Parade in the 1920s
Co-op Parade in the 1920s
Co-op Parade in the 1920s
1927
The caption on this picture is "Our parade in Rushden July 19th 1927"
unknown
Unknown group but entry No. 71
a mid 1920s carnival
Mid 1920s

Shoemakers
The Hand Sewn Section - which company?
Girls and hats
Girls

Mods & Rockers
1959 or 1960
Chapman's Factory Float
"Mods and Rockers"

1960
June 1960 "Beat the Clock"

Puppet on a string
"Puppet on a string" - Calor Gas in 1967

left to right: Keith Brearley, Barbara Watts, ?, ?, Stuart Wilby,
?, ?, Pauline Longland, ? ,Jim Meager

The float was designed and put together, including costumes, by the marketing department at HO in Slough. The trailer was taken out of commercial use for the whole of the Carnival season. All the local
Carnivals were entered Rushden, Higham, Irthlingborough,
Raunds, Wellingborough, Kettering, and Northampton
which used to be held on a Thursday evening.


unknown
Calor Gas in 1968 - "Old Time Musical"
left to right: Keith Brealey, Vivian Fox, ?, ?, Stuart Wilby,
Maureen? Morris, ?, ?, ?, ?, Cathy Smith, ?, ?, ?, Isobel Denton

1970s
A 1970s Carnival - The Rushden Windmill Band coming from
Station Road into Wellingborough Road


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