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

Wind, Rain & Shine with Wildcats – What a Day for Hunstanton Carnival!

Brownies Win the best Carnival Parade Entry (cup presented by Deputy Mayor Cllr James Johnson) - photo by Stella Gooch

The day began inauspiciously with stallholders and volunteers battling wind and rain as they went about setting up this year’s Carnival.  “The show must go on” attitude prevailed whilst there was some crossing of fingers no doubt!  The Hunstanton Carnival was then duly opened at 11am by Deputy Mayor Cllr James Johnson and followed by some chuckles courtesy of the talented young Conor Blake.  Conor battled valiantly against the damp and windy conditions but he was a real trouper and did his best to provide some cheer for the brave … Continue reading

Music & Magic to Boost Carnival Funds 21 Nov 2014

HUNSTANTON CARNIVAL Fundraiser 21 Nov 2014

Come along to Hunstanton Town Hall on 21 November to enjoy a fantastic night of entertainment whilst also helping to raise funds for Hunstanton Carnival 2015. Tickets are £20 each and includes a glass of wine on entry and a chilli and rice supper.  Tickets on sale at the Tourist Information Centre or The Colourful Cookshop. … 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

Hunstanton Businesses Get Behind New Hunstanton Carnival Committee

Hunstanton Carnival - photo by Jon Clifton

Photo by Jon Clifton The organising Committee for Hunstanton Carnival stood down after a fantastic 5 years in the hotseat at the conclusion of the 2013 Carnival.  The future of Hunstanton Carnival was not assured for some while but in Spring of 2014 a new Hunstanton Carnival Committee was formed under Cllr Steve Ellis and on 29 June the Carnival will go ahead with a theme of  “Musicals”.   Since the new Committee formed, the team have been busy with numerous fundraising and awareness events and now the big day … Continue reading

Hunstanton Carnival Highlights 2010 – 2012

Carnival 2012 - 1stplace goes to Hunny Yarns - photo by Stella Gooch

Hunstanton Carnival 2012 goes on despite ropey weather The sun fought hard to keep Hunstanton Carnival’s show on the road at the 2012 Carnival but wind and rain caused many problems. Soon after the early birds had set up their stalls, the headaches began. Initially, the Rotary Club gazebo was uplifted by the wind, despite being weighted down, and (I think) caused some damage to a nearby car. The Sedgeford Primary School gazebo and numerous others, which were not quite so sturdy, stood no chance against the fierceness of the … Continue reading

Kings Lynn & District Model Engineers at Hunstanton Carnival 2011

Two Foden traction engines belonging to KDLME member

At the 2011 Hunstanton Carnival was a stall for the Kings Lynn & District Model Engineers Club who were actively promoting their very own Miniature Railway which they operate in King’s Lynn. (The stall was sponsored by Hunstanton Model Shop.) I bet you didn’t know it even existed. Hidden beside the Lynnsport Leisure Centre, there is a miniature Railway that is open every Sunday afternoon between Easter and the end of October, giving rides behind miniature steam and diesel locomotives for a modest 50p. The children love it, and the … Continue reading