Bad weather didn't keep people away from the annual Helmdon
carnival last weekend.
A whole host of activities took place throughout the bank
holiday weekend to keep families entertained and organisers
estimate there were more than 2000 visitors to the village
throughout the three day event.
On Saturday there was a carnival dance followed by a disco
where Rockface performed at the sports fields.
On Sunday there was lazy Sunday afternoon jazz with the Porterhouse
Six with a bouncy castle to keep the younger visitors happy.
Monday was carnival day with the theme of the Olympics when
visitors were given a variety of activities to choose from.
There was a novelty dog show which included the waggiest tail
and the most beautiful eyes competitions as well as a fancy
dress competition for both adults and children.
Despite the winds there was also a parachute display and a
model helicopter display.*
Peter Burns who helps organise the event, said: "It went
very well, we raised a lot of money for charity. We are hoping
it is in excess of £4,000. There will be a meeting to
decide who gets what.
"I think everyone enjoyed it.
"We keep trying to find different things to do.
"It went down very well. There were probably more than
2,000 people there.
The Brackley Post - 3rd September 2004
*In fact the wind did stop the parachute
display and model helicopters flying - the Post's reporter
was clearly rather optimistic!