We had a fantastic day at Newbury Carnival last weekend. It was a real privilege to be part of a well organised community event and the weather really couldn’t have been better!
Like everyone involved in the parade, our planning started some time ago. We had fun sewing our heart costumes and the children had fun painting them (and the grass!). That just left two lady justice costumes & our banners all of which were cut and stitched.
Carnival day arrived and we all gathered ready to walk through Newbury. We cannot praise the children highly enough. All under 8 years of age, waited patiently in the sweltering heat in their fleece costumes, enjoyed their walk and smiled. They looked gorgeous in red and white and we are very proud to have had their support.
We discovered that out adult heart costumes were a little too wide for those trying to push buggies but they soldiered on.
Thousands of people lined the streets of Newbury to watch the parade and we waved and shook our shakers. Caught up in the moment, our tightly knit group started to spread out a little with ladies justice at the back. One of our supporters, with tongue in cheek suggested that justice was moving rather too slowly!
Meanwhile, we sold out of cake at our stall at the fete and funfair and we handed out lots of leaflets to let people know all about us!
All in all, an exhausting but rewarding day and we’ll be back in 2015!