Resounding Support for Hunstanton Carnival 2016

With nothing but voluntary donations to keep Hunstanton Carnival growing, Cllr Steve Ellis, Graham Peel and Nicki Bowman have pulled off their best Carnival yet judging by the tremendous numbers filling the streets at this year’s Carnival.  The official opening of the 2016 Carnival which had a theme of “The Best of British” – was conducted by Hunstanton Mayor Cllr James Johnson supported by Carnival Queen, Makayla Rule, and her Princesses (Purity-Rose Ologhoejebi, Lily Rose, Eleanor Hollin and Zerrin Mitchell) and, of course, the ever popular Carnival Lion. Despite an overcast start, with somewhat … Continue reading

New Hunstanton Carnival Committee’s Debut a Great Success

Carnival Lion enjoys time with the crowd - photo by Stella Gooch

They say the sun shines on the righteous.  If so, the new Hunstanton Carnival Committee must be very righteous indeed!  Despite days of gloomy weather reports leading up to Carnival Day (Sunday, 29 June 2014), it all came right in the end. Early on, we saw dark, grey skies and rain and it did not look very promising.  The Carnival Committee battled wind and rain, getting soaked through I am told, but community spirit and determination prevailed and everyone pulled together to set up a great variety of stalls, bouncy … Continue reading