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Southery Carnival

2nd June 2012

2012 promises to be a year of celebrations from The Queen's Diamond Jubilee to the Olympics. In Southery, we're planning to be part of the fun with the reintroduction of the Southery Carnival.

A carnival committee was formed in the middle of 2011 as a sub committee of the parish council and since its inception have been responsible for starting the ball rolling for organising the event and raising funds.

The Carnival is being held on Saturday 2nd June 2012 in the theme of The Queens Jubilee and the Olympics. Starting with a street procession of floats leading to a traditional village fete on the playing field, we'll have stalls and shows galore to keep the whole family entertained right through into the night.

Opening the carnival this year will be Anglia Tonight's Becky Jago, who will also be judging the floats after the procession around the village. Entertainment and stalls so far include;

Attractions & Events
Kelly & Dan will be keeping us entertained from the evening and on into the night with an eclectic mix of music and harmonies
Live Band Podium will be playing live
Vintage Tractors
Total: 25
Vintage Lorries
Total: 2
Vintage Cars
Total: 6
Will the Sugar Factory team be kings again? Apply here if you have a team to enter.
Arts & Crafts Stalls
  • Aylaa Boutique - Handmade glass jewelry
  • Phoenix Trading - Cards, stationery, wrapping paper
  • Twink Crafts - Jewelry, home decor, handbags
  • Picto - Plaques, paintings, bags & bunting
  • Usborne Books - Books
  • South Of The Border - Jewelry, vinyl record bowls
  • Pampered Chef - Kitchen ware
  • Fairydollogy - Fairy dolls & fairy related
  • Gemazing Jewelry - Handmade silver jewelry
  • Pukka Junk - Items made from recycled materials
  • Misty Mornings - Bunting, cushions & fabric items
  • Crafty Attic - Cards, papers, art & craft materials
  • Jamie At Home - Kitchen & baking products
  • Bath Blitz - Bath bombs, soaps & scrubs
  • Ruby's - Baby hats, blankets & room decorations
  • Ali's LA Tanning & Beauty - Mini treatments
  • 4 Ever & A Day - Home made jams, cards & frames
  • Angelicious Cupcakes - Cakes, sweets, treats
  • Em Hamper - Face painting
  • Weatherings - Jewelry & crafts
  • Shabby Chic - Cushsions, door stops & toys
Burgers, Rolls, Tea, Coffee, Cans & Donuts provided by Steve's outdoor catering vans
Outside Bar K J Catering Services will be providing an outside bar for the whole day and a hog roast of an evening
Dog Show
Sponsored by Julie's Home Dog Boarding
Open to all. Registration will be on the day, however it will be a strict first come first serve basis. Registration from 1.30pm until 3.45pm at the Marshalling Tent.
NB: For the duration of the Carnival, dogs will be allowed on the playing field, but owners are responsible for any fouling.
5-A-Side Football Match
Two competitions available to all with a team; Under and Over 16's. Format will either be a round robin or knock out, depending upon the quantity of entrants.
Be sure to book your team early to avoid disappointment. Call Barry on 07939 093491 (no text's please)
Welly Wanging
Wang a Welly courtesy of the Southery Youth Club
Old White Bell Wanderers
Road to Wembley Football Target Shoot
Traditional Hoopla by Swish
Splat The Rat
Southery Scamps
Pony Rides
Chrissie Reeve will take youngsters around the adjoining field, usage of which has kindly been donated by Mr Legge
Coconut Shy

Carnival Committee

Greasy Pole Pillow Fight

Carnival Committee

Peppapig & Fireman Sam Showbiz

Showtime Amusements

  • Tea Cup & Saucer Ride
  • Mega Inflatable Slide
  • Gladiator Duel
  • Bouncy Castle
Keep the kids amused courtesy of Showtime Amusements
Trap Rides Neil Barret will take rides around the village

Organisation/Group Stall
Southery Scamps Toy Raffle & Craft
Southery Youth Club Sweet Stall
Swish Sand Art
Southery Playgroup Tombola
Southery School LC

Hook A Bag

Great Ormand St Childrens Hospital Guess The Teddy's Birthday
Keeping Abreast, Breast Cancer Reconstruction Support Group Squares
STARS by Jodie & Emily Fund raising

Naturally, organising an event as big as a carnival is no easy task and the committee would welcome any help. Below is a list of just a few of the things we are going to need;

Marshalls Gazebo's
Attractions Prizes
Sponsorhip Tug-of-War teams

If you can help with any of the above, please email carnival@southery.com or call David on 07919 902902 or 377715

Becky Jago pictured March 2011 in Norwich at the Keeping Abreast Fashion Show


Bearts of Stowbridge are very kindly donating the floats and the required manpower for the parade. Our heart felt thanks to all concerned for their generosity.

Brighton Mill
King's Lynn
PE34 3PD
Tel: 01366 388151
Email: sales@bearts.co.uk

Sponsor & Contributor List
  • Mr Legge for donation of the trailer for the entertainment
  • Glazewing
  • Toppers Hair Design Ely
  • Bearts
  • Everything but the Pony
  • Nicholsons
  • Julie's Home Dog Boarding
  • J A Sound
  • Satchwell Builders Ltd
  • Nicolsons Machinery Ltd
  • British Sugar

Church Activities

St Mary's Church is celebrating the Diamond Jubilee by having a display of flowers, village photo's and memorabilia from the past 60 years. Any donations for the show please contact Marion Lewis on 377610 or Judith Legge on 377677.

There will be a Jubilee celebration Service at 10am Sun 3rd June followed by a "Bring & Share" lunch at noon on the Church lawn. All are invited to these events.

The Church Will be open

  • Sat 2nd: 9am - 11.30am
  • Sun 3rd: 11am - 4pm
  • Mon 4th: 10am - 4pm


Lancaster Flypast Yes it's true folks, we've a scheduled lancaster flypast to help us celebrate, so listen out for the fantastic roar of the quad merlin engines overhead during the afternoon.

The Lancaster is PA474, the only remaining airworthy Lancaster in Europe and is part of the Battle Of Britain Memorial Flight. Phtotgraph to the left is reproduced with kind permission from RAF BBMF


2nd June
Itinerary & Information

The Procession will start at 12.30pm from the old onion factory in Ringmore Road, proceed left into Campsey Road, right onto Feltwell Road, left into Upgate Street, right into Recreation Drive and on to the playing field.

Road Closure
Road closure has been granted for the route by Norfolk Borough Council for the duration of the procession. We'd like residents to be as flexible as possible with regards to parking and ask if they could utilise the roads not on the procession route. We will open the roads as soon as the procession has passed.

Click here for Norfolk County Council's Road Closure Information

The village hall car park will be available all day for parking. The playing field car park will not be available on the day for parking, as this is being utilised by the carnival attractions.

Time Event Notes
8.00 am Playing field open for exhibitors Please report to the marshalling tent upon arrival
8.30 am Floats available for decoration Please report to the on site marshall
11.00 am Playing field closed to vehicle access No more vehicle movement on the playing
12.30 pm Procession start
1.15 pm* Procession finish Judging by Becky Jago at the playing field car park
1.45 pm 5-A-Side Football Kick Off
2.30 pm Trap Rides Trap rides around the village
3.15 pm Pony Rides Pony rides available until the ponies tire
5.30 pm* Live band By Podium from the entertainments trailer
7.30 pm Music & Singing Into the night with KJ Entertainment
Arena Activities
2.00 pm Pony Fancy Dress Judging by Becky Jago
2.15 pm* The Littleport Dancers Be entertained by this young group of girls
2.30 pm* Tug-O-War Heats
2.50 pm* Melody's Street Dance Melody's dance troop show off their skills
3.00 pm* Vintage vehicle parade Guest commentary by Alan Creasey
3.45 pm* Tug-O-War Heats
4.15 pm* Dog Show Registration at the marshalling tent from 1.30pm
5.15 pm* Tug-O-War Final

* Timings approximate

Moving vintage vehicles, amusement rides and ponies can be dangerous. Whilst every care is taken by the marshalls to ensure everyone's safety, please take care whilst at our show.

Children must be supervised at all times.

First Aid can be located at the Marshalling Tent.

Marshalling Tent is located next to the main arena.

Please respect and obey the marshall's wishes at all times.



Want to take part?

Are you an organisation that wants to have a stall? A local business that wants to have a presence? Do you have an interesting static display that you'd like to show? Or are you a group who'd like to have a float and be in the procession? See below for who you need to contact.

If you're still uncertain or have an queeries, email carnival@southery.com and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.

Stalls, Stands &
Field Marshalling
Vehicle Exhibitors &
Static Display
Arts & Craft

David Fletcher
5 Church Lane
PE38 0NE
Tel: 07919 902902 or 377715
email: david@southery.com

Billy Pope
The Retreat, 71a Feltwell Rd.
PE38 0NR
Tel: 377814
Emma Paul
69 Recreation Drive
Tel: 377469
email: emma@southery.com
Emma Turner
23 Ferry Bank
PE38 0PN
Tel: 07833 444360
email: twinkcrafts@yahoo.co.uk


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