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Rushden Carnivals & Parades

Picture of 1934 Carnival Queen & Maids of Honour
The First Town Carnival Parade

There were seventy three girls hoping to be chosen as Rushden Carnival Queen 1934.

It was an inter-factory competition, although a few non-factory girls came forward too.

The ‘choosing’ ceremony, on the evening of Tuesday 5th June, was conducted privately at the home of Mrs Sanders in the Hayway and only the competitors and judges were allowed in. A large crowd however gathered outside the gates.

Carnival Queen & Maids of Honour in 1934

Parades in Celebration of National Events or Fund Raising Events




The Carnival was replaced by a new event - 'Party in the Park' in 2001


Barclays Bank Shield
The Barclays Bank Shield - presented for Best Decorated Trade Float - was won
by Rushden School of Motoring in
1992, 1993, 1999 and 2000

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