Town Carnival 2009 was a resounding success on Saturday
and hundreds of people lined the streets to watch the colourful
procession make its way around the town and down to the
Ropewalk, despite the heavy rain. The many people taking
part were undaunted by the deluge that accompanied them
on their way and simply put up their umbrellas or ignored
the rain and enjoyed their part in this great annual event.
procession was very impressive, with many more people taking
part this year. There were many stalls and attractions down
on the field, including go karts for the kids, a mega slide,
tombolas, raffles, food and drink, including the Ross Cider
& Perry company's Broome Farm Cider tent and a lovely
dancing display was put on for visitors by Ross Razzmatazz
and LK Danze. There were lots of activities going on to
keep the whole family amused.
normal circumstances the Carnival activities take place
on the Caroline Symonds Gardens but due to all the heavy
rain causing the ground there to be too sodden to support
all the stalls etc. an emergency site had to be found. Fortunately,
the Committee were granted permission to use the Ropewalk
and seemed to many people to prove a better venue for the
event. Why not let the Carnival Committee know what you
think? They really would like to know, so if you would like
to email your thoughts to us we will forward them on to
the Carnival Chairman for you.
really enjoyed Ross Town Carnival this year as most people
did. To the people who did not take part but moaned 'I didn't
think it was that good this year. . . ' why not join in
next year and see what you can do to help to make it even
Town Carnival 2009.
Ross Rainbows, Brownies and Guides celebrate 100 Years of Guiding.
The Ashfield Park School Bus.
The National Childbirth Trust in their pyjamas.
A slick entry from LK Danze and Ross Razzmatazz as the cast from
Larruperz Centre Aliens.
The 'Gypsy Rose' Larks skittle team always put in a colourful entry.
The Gresleys put in an amazing entry 'All at Sea' including a mermaid,
pirates, a life guard and even a sand castle!
Ross Court Events depicted a BBQ, PImms O'clock, war time, spring
time and many others.
Tip toeing through the tulips, (and the rain) this group looked
Ross Fairtrade group 'Going Bananas.'
Don't know who this is, but this 'Smellrazer' really enjoyed taking
part in the carnival this year.
Donning swimsuits and brollies, Fun2Sea had a lovely time.
Ross Mayor, Councillor John Edwards and Mayoress, Sue with the Mayor's
Sea Cadet, Wesley Jenkins.
The Carnival Princesses, Pheobe Sleeman, centre, Susan Yaldiz, right
and Nina Warren, left, with their attendants.