It's carnival time in Helmdon this Bank Holiday weekend.
And organizers are hoping for the glorious weather of late
to continue allowing for people to fully enjoy the three
The theme for this year's village event is School Days with
all the activity taking place on the Sports Field, Wappenham
This entertainment kicks off at 7.30pm on Saturday evening,
August 23 with Northampton band Accrington Stanley playing
live and there is to be a children's disco.
On Sunday afternoon, August 24 there is jazz to be enjoyed
between 12.30pm until 3pm from The Porterhouse group. Tickets
for this are £2.50.
Then the main event, the carnival itself is on Monday, August
The floats and procession assemble at the Village School
The procession is being led by the Army CADETS band from
Banbury and joining them will be the Towcester majorettes,
Royal Oak Morris Dancers from Eydon, vintage tractors and
a tank, courtesy of Nick Mead.
The carnival officially opens at 2pm.
At around 4pm Skydivers from Hinton Airfield will be parachuting
Other attractions will include a variety of stalls, fairground
rides, pony rides, and a Punch and Judy show.
The Brackley Post - 22nd August 2003