Saturday, 27 April 2013 15:46

The bunting is out - it must be carnival time

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The Bunting is out the length of the High Street, the road closure signs are in place, Chobham citizens are being rounded up for stewarding and collecting bucket duty - it can mean only one thing. Chobham Carnival is imminent and preparations are in full spate now for the May Bank Holiday village festivities on Monday 6th May.


Country Life is the carnival theme this year and the organisers are hoping for a bumper turn out for the procession, leaving Burrow Hill at 11.30am. This year's Carnival Queen is being transported in the procession on John Medhurst's dray pulled by his magnificent dray horses. And stalls are at record numbers this year!

Tug of War

A Tug of War competition is a new feature on the carnival field at the recreation ground this year and there will be two prizes, for family groups and for local clubs and groups. The prelim round will be at 2.35pm with the finals at 3.40pm. You can register beforehand by calling Dick Hart on 01276 858306 or by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or go to the carnival website.

Carnival Ball

The annual ball is held at the Village Hall on Saturday May 4th, to raise funds towards the Carnival Association's charity work within the village. This year the event will include live music, superb food, a raffle and silent auction. Tickets for the Carnival Ball are £30.

Here at Chobham.Net, we were getting excited about the Great Chobham Bake-off but apparently that's on hold until 2014!

More information is available on the Carnival website.

Jennifer Britt

Jennifer is a regular contributor to Chobham.Net and is also the webmaster of the St Lawrence & St Saviour Chobham Parish website.

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