Carnival fun in Amesbury

Salisbury Journal: Carnival fun in Amesbury Carnival fun in Amesbury

FROM dogs to drummers, floats to face-painting and military displays to motorcyclists, Amesbury carnival and show had fun for all the family on Saturday.

This year’s event commemorated the 100th anniversary of the First World War, with the WI recognising the contribution that members made towards feeding the nation 100 years ago.

There were poppies, nurses, soldiers and costumes that reflected the early days of aviation in the procession which weaved its way through the town from the sports centre.

The floats were accompanied by marching bands, walking entries and the town’s carnival royalty.

After the procession, the fun moving to Holders Field where there were displays by the Red Devils parachute team, the White Helmet motorcycle display team and the Black Eagles acrobats.

Also in the arena were a fun dog show and the Stoneage Games, in which teams heaved a hefty bluestone from one end of the arena to the other.

The hunt was on for Amesbury’s strongest man, and there was a car boot sale, funfair rides, games and refreshments.

Thousands of people flocked to the event, enjoying the glorious sunshine and wide range of entertainment.

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