Back with a bang: Poole Carnival delights residents with first event in 12 years

Back with a bang: Poole Carnival delights residents with first event in 12 years

Picture by Alanna Hamilton

Picture by Alanna Hamilton

Picture by Alanna Hamilton

Picture by Alanna Hamilton

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POOLE became alive with colour this morning as a procession of carnival floats and cars travelled through the town’s streets.

The Poole Carnival parade started at Seaview Road and made its way along Ashley Road, heading to the family fun activities at Branksome Recreation Ground, to the delight of crowds of residents who turned out to watch and cheer.

It is the first time that the carnival has been held in the town for 12 years, organised by the Poole Carnival Committee, who aimed for it to be one of the biggest events since the 1970s.

Town crier David Squire spoke to Daily Echo ahead of the event and asked for Poole Residents to show their support for the event by turning out with friends and family.

Branksome Recreation Ground played host to a range of stalls, fairground rides, an arena, bar tent and marquee for the flower show.

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9:47pm Mon 26 May 14

carveup says...

Fantastic carnival! Pics don't really do it justice! Hope it returns next year.
Fantastic carnival! Pics don't really do it justice! Hope it returns next year. carveup
  • Score: 18

9:49am Tue 27 May 14

ctrewyou says...

Excellent event. Personally, I wouldn't have had the scientologists pushing their propoganda in their lorry myself, but apart from that it was great.
Excellent event. Personally, I wouldn't have had the scientologists pushing their propoganda in their lorry myself, but apart from that it was great. ctrewyou
  • Score: 9

11:55am Tue 27 May 14

pete woodley says...

Scientoligists, handing out leaflets,in a carnival parade,how ridiculous.
Scientoligists, handing out leaflets,in a carnival parade,how ridiculous. pete woodley
  • Score: 4

1:43pm Tue 27 May 14

Parkstonegal says...

The carnival was a huge success!! My family and all my neighbours thoroughly enjoyed it. Huge congrats to the organizershttp://www
.bournemouthecho.co.
uk
I do have to say though Daily Echo. Your story and photos do not do the event justice. I know the wheels fest was going on at the same time but obviously you only cared about promoting that as you were a sponsor. Huge coverage of it in your paper today but no mention of the carnival at all!!! Oh, and Bournemouth 7's was on at the weekend as well. Not that we would have known about it as our local paper didn't tell us anything about it!!
Very disappointing!! But would expect nothing less from you!
The carnival was a huge success!! My family and all my neighbours thoroughly enjoyed it. Huge congrats to the organizershttp://www .bournemouthecho.co. uk I do have to say though Daily Echo. Your story and photos do not do the event justice. I know the wheels fest was going on at the same time but obviously you only cared about promoting that as you were a sponsor. Huge coverage of it in your paper today but no mention of the carnival at all!!! Oh, and Bournemouth 7's was on at the weekend as well. Not that we would have known about it as our local paper didn't tell us anything about it!! Very disappointing!! But would expect nothing less from you! Parkstonegal
  • Score: 5

6:04pm Tue 27 May 14

Ebb Tide says...

Sorry to have missed it. Perhaps The Echo will do a proper report soon to prove that it really cares about the whole district not just the items it sponsors.

On the other hand, can belief be suspended that long ?
Sorry to have missed it. Perhaps The Echo will do a proper report soon to prove that it really cares about the whole district not just the items it sponsors. On the other hand, can belief be suspended that long ? Ebb Tide
  • Score: 3

9:11am Wed 28 May 14

Jeff in Parkstone says...

Yes it was absolutely terrific from the Harley motorbikes to US 1940s military and all the great bands and dances ... must have been a near mile long parade ... .

Bigest thank you to Richard Wilson and all who made such a huge effort to put on the event - and yes lets hope this can be run every year ...

But Echo coverage ? As above the one photo hardly does the carnival justice and going by print edition Echo today (Wednesday) I can only conclude Echo did not have a photographer or reporter at the event ?

Great shame - huge multi-page coverage for three days of toursit event in B'mouth but very minimal covergage of this great carnival in Poole the first for twelve yearrs ..

Jeff Williams
Yes it was absolutely terrific from the Harley motorbikes to US 1940s military and all the great bands and dances ... must have been a near mile long parade ... . Bigest thank you to Richard Wilson and all who made such a huge effort to put on the event - and yes lets hope this can be run every year ... But Echo coverage ? As above the one photo hardly does the carnival justice and going by print edition Echo today (Wednesday) I can only conclude Echo did not have a photographer or reporter at the event ? Great shame - huge multi-page coverage for three days of toursit event in B'mouth but very minimal covergage of this great carnival in Poole the first for twelve yearrs .. Jeff Williams Jeff in Parkstone
  • Score: 1

9:34am Wed 28 May 14

Ebb Tide says...

Jeff in Parkstone wrote:
Yes it was absolutely terrific from the Harley motorbikes to US 1940s military and all the great bands and dances ... must have been a near mile long parade ... .

Bigest thank you to Richard Wilson and all who made such a huge effort to put on the event - and yes lets hope this can be run every year ...

But Echo coverage ? As above the one photo hardly does the carnival justice and going by print edition Echo today (Wednesday) I can only conclude Echo did not have a photographer or reporter at the event ?

Great shame - huge multi-page coverage for three days of toursit event in B'mouth but very minimal covergage of this great carnival in Poole the first for twelve yearrs ..

Jeff Williams
Thank you Jeff. Hope the next one gets better coverage from our "local" (?) newspaper. It is good to learn that the carnival was appreciated. Proves that 'it can be done' if the will is there, despite the doubts that get expressed so quickly by some.
[quote][p][bold]Jeff in Parkstone[/bold] wrote: Yes it was absolutely terrific from the Harley motorbikes to US 1940s military and all the great bands and dances ... must have been a near mile long parade ... . Bigest thank you to Richard Wilson and all who made such a huge effort to put on the event - and yes lets hope this can be run every year ... But Echo coverage ? As above the one photo hardly does the carnival justice and going by print edition Echo today (Wednesday) I can only conclude Echo did not have a photographer or reporter at the event ? Great shame - huge multi-page coverage for three days of toursit event in B'mouth but very minimal covergage of this great carnival in Poole the first for twelve yearrs .. Jeff Williams[/p][/quote]Thank you Jeff. Hope the next one gets better coverage from our "local" (?) newspaper. It is good to learn that the carnival was appreciated. Proves that 'it can be done' if the will is there, despite the doubts that get expressed so quickly by some. Ebb Tide
  • Score: 1

5:53pm Thu 29 May 14

nigglygrilly says...

Actually the photo's above were taken by a spectator who happens to be a friend of mine and who sent them in to the Echo!
Actually the photo's above were taken by a spectator who happens to be a friend of mine and who sent them in to the Echo! nigglygrilly
  • Score: 0

6:18pm Thu 29 May 14

Ebb Tide says...

nigglygrilly wrote:
Actually the photo's above were taken by a spectator who happens to be a friend of mine and who sent them in to the Echo!
Good to see that someone cares enough to publicise the great effort of so many in Poole, despite the preoccupations of a 'local' newspaper. Do thank that person please.
[quote][p][bold]nigglygrilly[/bold] wrote: Actually the photo's above were taken by a spectator who happens to be a friend of mine and who sent them in to the Echo![/p][/quote]Good to see that someone cares enough to publicise the great effort of so many in Poole, despite the preoccupations of a 'local' newspaper. Do thank that person please. Ebb Tide
  • Score: 0

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