Spirit of carnival at Newton Poppleford beats rain

Good crowd enjoy Newton Poppleford carnival despite downpour

DOWN came the rain on Saturday night, but it did nothing to dampen the spirits of those taking part and watching Newton Poppleford Carnival.

“Despite the rain we had a successful carnival,” said carnival chairman Jackie Barnard.

“We had a good crowd of people watching as the floats and walking entries, along with two troupes of majorettes, Karizma and Seaton, paraded through the village.

“As our queen, Grace Kubaczka, presented the cups to the winners of each class, everyone was still smiling. This is carnival spirit at its best.”

She said the crowd showed their appreciation with generous donations to the collection, which raised more than �650.


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Open Humorous: 1. I’m a Nutter get me out of ‘ere’ - Nunsford Nutters; 2. That’s a bit Irish - Axminster Y/F; 3. Horse ‘n’ Around - Westbridge C/C.

Under 30ft: 1. Ocean Venture - O S M V S U; 2. Harry Potter goes Ga Ga - The Muckslingers 3. Hellraiser – Brimspear; 4. Bubbly Budleigh car Wash - Budleigh Salterton C/C.

Youth: 1. Snowtime - South Brent C/C; 2. Wig Wam Bam - K9 C/C & 1st Honiton Scouts.

Royalty: 1. Snow Angels - Topsham Town Fayre; 2. Queen of Hearts - Colyton C/C; 3. Budleigh Royalty - Budleigh Salterton C/c; 4. Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Totnes C/C.

Royalty: 1. Starry Eyed - Ottery St Mary C/C; 2. Queen Of Hearts - Seaton C/C; 3. Sidmouth Royalty - Sidmouth C/C.

Non Motorised: 1. The Bearded Pearl - The Cooke Family; 2. Flash from the Past - St Johns.

Motorised: 1. Bodacious - Boogie Bass Bugs.

Walking Single Youth: 1. Flaming Nuisance - Aidan Pearcy; 2. It’s Snowonder - Lauren Pearcy; 3. Over the Rainbow - Izzy Bramall.

Walking Pairs Youth: 1. Magic Roundabout - Jake & Evie Bramall; 2. Jokin Jesters - Jack & Oliver Marchant.

Walking Individual Adult: 1. Secret Garden - Jodie Mitchell; 2. Trick or Treat - Stella Swain; 3. A Night at the Musicals - Kathy Dance; 4. Curiosity Killed the Cat - Paulina Roczywka.

Walking Adult Pairs: 1. Enchanted - Excalibur C/C; 2. Dancing Dragons - Jess & Rosa Batten-Stevens.

Walking Groups: 1. Sugar Plum Fairies & The Candy Man.

Local Walking Groups: 1. Willy Wonka & The Stumpa Loompa’s - Newton Poppleford Cricket Club; 2. The Alternative England Team - Pebbleford WI.