VIDEO: WITH a theme of British Summertime for the scarecrow and street decorations Croft Village was blessed with glorious sunshine for the annual carnival.
Leading the annual procession through the village was Carnival Queen Ruby Marshall, aged 11. Ruby is a lifelong resident of the village and attends Newchurch Primary School, where she is in year 6. Her attendants this year were Sarah Quinlivan and Evie Maloney.
Louisa Young aged 10 was this year’s Carnival Princess. Louisa is in year 5 at St. Lewis’ Primary School. Her attendants awere Claudia Hynes and Harriet Booth.
Rosebud this year was 7 years old Amy-Lee Simcock who attends Croft Primary School, where she is a Year 2 pupil. Her attendants were Scarlet Booth and Leah Gibbs.
Crown Bearer was 9 years old George Thompson, a keen sportsman who attends Croft Primary School.
Following the parade through the village various activities took place on the Mememorial Field with Jez Avery’s All New Stunt Show, comedy act “What a Palaver” and the Jazz band Dixie Deluxe.
Also joining the fun were Thelwall Morris Men, donkey rides and Punch and Judy.
Jayne Doody from the organising Committee said: “As a Committee we are also extremely grateful for all the help and support we receive from the village every year. Without it the Carnival could not happen. However, we would welcome any additional help from individuals or local organisation, within the community who are able to offer a small amount of time.. If anyone feels they are able give a little of their time, even if it is only for half an hour, we would be extremely grateful and you will be guaranteed a very warm welcome.”
Anyone who can contribute in any way to the above next year please contact Merron Mitchell for more details – 01925 764500 or 07771837982.