The day started at 6am with the committee putting the cones out around Chard, minus the photographer who was still in bed!
How-ever he made down at 8am for a free breakfast
Breakfast was served by this lovely lady Jeanette
The Guild Hall by 8.30 was getting busy
The trophies all laid out for tonight, with the lovely flowers supplied by Cornerways
9am sees the committee move to Manor Court school to get ready for the Children's carnival.
Mia by 0930 had all the trophies laid out ready to go.
10:30am - A quick check on the Carnival Royalty at Styles Hair Dressers
On the way back - I run into these three
10:45am - Manor court is full.
The three judges stand ready.
11:20 The Carnival Royalty are ready. Thank you to Kerry at Styles
11:25 Jason conducts the Marshalls briefing
See a separate post on judging
Midday - The carnival is on route
Half an hour later, the carnival is winding up
Back to the Guild Hall, which is having a brisk trade.
Then to judge the best dressed window competition. See separate post
Back to the Guild Hall - Hello Zoe!
And to wrap the first part of the day up - The mayor starts drawing the raffle
The afternoon at Numatics
Claire and Shannon checking paperwork.
Zac looking important in his tabard
The entries start to arrive
Having a little chat
4pm - Still smiling. They made me take this photo three times
Numatics filling up by 5pm
Back to the Guild Hall for 5pm. The judges starting to arrive
Jason conducts the Marshalls brief
6pm - an hour and a half to go
Time to pack away the cones
645pm - Town starting to fill up
Our friends from the Street Fayre Kyms cakes and bakes were here
Benny's fish and chips by Manor court school doing a roaring trade.
Abbie one of the judges all ready and waiting
It is now 7.45 pm - Carnival has began
A few of my favourites.
These two have been brilliant all week.
Next Generation float was very good.
And Chard Carnival home page cover picture goes to Sid Vale carnival club
Back to the Guild Hall Zoe and Shannon are waiting to input the judges marks
It is nearly 11pm when the results are started to be announced.
Jason awards all the cups and certificates
228 pictures I have taken today.
And to wrap it up Jeanette for all her hard work in the kitchen today got some flowers.
Well almost a wrap! - Some of the committee having a sneaky drink.
The Carnival Committee is doing their bit to ensure the future of Chard Carnival.
Please make sure you do yours!
- Save your change for the collections on carnival night
- Enter our monthly draw the 100 club here
- Donate as little as £3 online here