Chard Carnival Committee and it’s History

Chard Carnival 1967

In 1967, representatives from the League of Friends and Chard Youth Centre met to discuss ways in which to raise money for the respective groups. Gerald Quick, Mervyn Ball, Tom Miller and Wendy Clulow decided that the best option would be to revive Chard Carnival, after a break of 13 years.

The carnival is now in its 54th year and has raised over £90,000 pounds for local charities and organisations, including The Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance, Chard Christmas Lights, Children’s Hospice South West, Chard Hospital and all the local schools.

Chard Carnival Committee 2021

Chard Carnival committee


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