Ware Carnival programme


Ann Moore, carnival queen
The Viking Queen float
Ware Dramatic Society in the 'Great Bed of Ware'

Nearly 50 years ago, this programme marked the 5th Annual Youth Carnival and funds were raised for Ware Youth Centre and Ware Spartans Boys’ Club.

Celebrations included a carnival ball in the Drill Hall (dancing to the Don Usher Band), an open air rhythm and religion service, a ladies football match, a ‘young teenagers’ party (called Shake, Twist and Sausage Rolls), The Beat Ball, a night hike, the main the carvival procession, a fete at the Priory and a fun fair in the Buryfield, courtesy of Frank Ayers.

A list of acknowledgments:

Allen and Hanbury’s Ltd; Frank Ayers Fun fair; C Ballands Esq (Astoria Cinema); 1st Cadet Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regt; Boy Scouts Association; Braughing Drama Group; W.S Braybrooke Esq; British Legion; British Red Cross Society; Buntingford Youth Group; Buntingford Football Club; T Clarke Esq; Mrs Rosa Cooper; Peter Derrett Esq; Hertford and District Open Country Persuits Society; Hertfordshire Constabulary; Hertfordshire County Council; Hertfordshire Mercury; Rev F Pope; H G Prime Esq; Colin Pryor esq; Ralph Richardson Esq; Inspector R A Springham; Alex Surridge Esq; St John Ambulance Brigade; Swain and Nockolds Ltd; Mr and Mrs Stuart Timmons; G Vigus Esq; Vincenzo; Ware Cine Club; Ware Dramatic Society; Ware Football Club; Ware and District Photographic Society; Ware Inner Wheel; Ware Swimming Club; Ware Town Band; Ware UDC; Ware Youth Centre and the Rev J Whitley.

Of all the businesses advertised, only a few remain in 2013 – Laver and Red Rae in Amwell End; Wrights Fish & Chips in East Street and Martins the newsagent.  Do you remember them?

The ladies’ football match was won 5-1 to Ware; a hat trick was netted by Shirley Gardner and her sister Pauline scored the other two.

Anne Moore, aged 16 of Cheyne Close was chosen to be carnival queen and is pictured with her attendants, Gillian Barr and Elizabeth James.  Over the week, £300 was raised.

This page was added on 14/06/2013.

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