Bere Regis Village Carnival

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Photograph courtesy of Mark Bennett

 

Dennis Maidment, John Brown & Eileen Maidment as ‘Snitchy & Snatchy’

Photograph courtesy of Mark Bennett

 

Lewis Bartlett with ‘Hippies’

Photograph courtesy of Mark Bennett

 

Dennis Maidment and John Brown with Uncle Arthur driving in the ‘Brighton Run’

Photograph courtesy of Mark Bennett

 

Eileen Maidment, 1st Bere Regis Carnival Queen in 1956

Photograph courtesy of Mark Bennett

 

Glenys Crocker (Carnival Queen) and her attendant Janet Geddis with the ‘Queen of Hearts’ Valerie Vincent in 1957

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Glenys Crocker (Carnival Queen) and her attendant Janet Geddis in 1957

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Lewis Bartlett with the Sports Club float ‘Different Sports’ in 1958

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Sleepy Float in 1958

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Josephine Collison (Carnival Queen) with her attendants Pamela Marsh (on left) and Bromwyn Crocker (on right) leading the Carnival Procession in 1958

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Josephine Collison (Carnival Queen) with her attendants Pamela Marsh (on left) and Bromwyn Crocker (on right) in 1958

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Pat Barnes (Carnival Queen) with her attendants Janet Spicer (on left) and Janet Geddis (on right) in 1960

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Pat Barnes (Carnival Queen) with her attendants Janet Spicer (on left) and Janet Geddis (on right) leading the Carnival Procession in 1960

Photograph courtesy of Mark Bennett

 

Lewis Bartlett with ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’ in 1960

Photograph courtesy of Mark Bennett

 

Eileen Maidment and Bet Brown as ‘Pinky and Perky’ in 1960

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WI ‘The First Outing’ (b/row Elizabeth Wyatt, Peggy Wyatt, Beat Cleall and Mrs Osmond, f/row Phil Hopkins, Jane Wyatt, Sally Cheeseman and Mrs Andrews) in 1961

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WI ‘The First Outing’ (b/row Elizabeth Wyatt, Peggy Wyatt, Beat Cleall and Mrs Osmond, f/row Phil Hopkins, Jane Wyatt, Sally Cheeseman and Mrs Andrews) in 1961

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WI Pub names Float in 1963 (b/row Mrs Crocker, Mrs Percy, Mrs Cleall, Mrs Osmond and Mrs Wyatt, f/row Joan Cleall and Mrs Andrews)

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(Sally Cheeseman with Gillian Cheeseman and Elaine Elford, f/row david Lloyd, Peter Elford, John Elford, Susan Pashen and Ann Percy)

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Reigning Miss World Ann Sidney with Arthur James in 1965

Photograph courtesy of Michael Eastman

 

Lovely Spitfire on this float during the 2nd world war

Photograph courtesy of Michael Eastman

 

Very well behaved animal on the float! Colourful marching group in the background!

Photograph courtesy of Mark Bennett

 

Tug of War in Carnival Week 1981

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Reigning Miss World Ann Sidney with Arthur James in 1965

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Tug of War in Carnival Week 1981

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Tug of War in Carnival Week 1981

Photograph courtesy of Mark Bennett

 

Tug of War in Carnival Week 1981

Photograph courtesy of Mark Bennett

 

Tug of War in Carnival Week 1981

 

Photograph courtesy of Mark Bennett

 

Tug of War in Carnival Week 1981

 

Photograph courtesy of Mark Bennett

 

Tug of War in Carnival Week 1981

Photograph courtesy of Mark Bennett

 

Tug of War in Carnival Week 1982

Photograph courtesy of Mark Bennett

 

Tug of War in Carnival Week 1982

 

Photograph courtesy of Mark Bennett

 

Tug of War in Carnival Week 1982

 

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Tug of War in Carnival Week 1982-Susan Stone is the anchor.

Annie Parks has yellow wellies on & Sharon Gale is at the front.

Photograph courtesy of Mark Bennett

 

Tug of War in Carnival Week 1982. David Lloyd is standing at front. Fred Gulliford is jumping in. Phil Donaldson (former Landlord of the Royal Oak) has his arm raised. Pete Mileham is in the bright red tee shirt.

Susan Stone has her arms outstretched, Gemma Pearce is the girl in brown trousers on the bank.

Photograph courtesy of Mark Bennett

 

Tug of War in Carnival Week 1982

 

Photograph courtesy of Mark Bennett

 

Tug of War in Carnival Week 1982

 

Photograph courtesy of Mark Bennett

 

A lucky lady being thrown into the Village Stream during the 1982 Tug of War

Photograph courtesy of Mark Bennett

 

Tug of War in Carnival Week 1982. David Lloyd is standing at front. Fred Gulliford is jumping in. Phil Donaldson (former Landlord of the Royal Oak) has his arm raised. Pete Mileham is in the bright red tee shirt. Susan Stone has her arms outstretched, Gemma Pearce is the girl in brown trousers on the bank.

Photograph courtesy of Paul & Alison Bennett

 

The losing team would end up in the river - no one loses on a hot day then!

 

Photograph courtesy of Peter Newbold

 

The Drax Arms "South Pacific" Float. (l-r) Von Cope, Dawn Adams, Angie Roberts, Pat Cope, Lorraine Gale & Russell French

 

Photograph courtesy of Peter Newbold

 

The Drax Arms

"South Pacific" Float

Photograph courtesy of Peter Newbold

 

The Drax Arms

"South Pacific" Float. Robbie Hall & Russell French

Photograph courtesy of Peter Newbold

 

The Drax Arms

"South Pacific" Float. (l-r) Lorraine Gale, Angie Roberts, Maggie ?, Von Cope

 

Photograph courtesy of Peter Newbold

 

Guy Storey & Andy White

 

Photograph courtesy of Peter Newbold

 

The Drax Arms

"South Pacific" Float member Angie Roberts

Photograph courtesy of Peter Newbold

 

The Drax Arms

"South Pacific" Float members. (l-r) Sean Cope, Jane Storey, Dawn Adams & Pat Cope

Photograph courtesy of Peter Newbold

 

 

 

Photograph courtesy of Peter Newbold

 

The Drax Arms "South Pacific" Float

 

Photograph courtesy of Peter Newbold

 

The Drax Arms

"South Pacific" Float.

Photograph courtesy of Peter Newbold

 

The Drax Arms

"South Pacific" Float members. (l-r) Sean Cope, Jane Storey, Dawn Adams & Pat Cope

Photograph courtesy of Peter Newbold

 

The Drax Arms "South Pacific" Float

Photograph courtesy of Peter Newbold

 

The Drax Arms "South Pacific" Float

 

Photograph courtesy of Heather Frazer

 

Mr Poore on his horse before Bere Regis Carnival

Photograph courtesy of Margaret & Lewis Bartlett

 

It's a knockout at Bere Regis Canival

Photograph courtesy of Margaret & Lewis Bartlett

 

Carnival Marathon, that was run around Doddings. (From l-r) unknown, Arthur Stickley, Patrick Brady, Mike, Alan Cox & Steve Cox Ray Seymour behind, with Russell Hewitt with the fairy liquid bottle at right back

Photograph courtesy of Margaret & Lewis Bartlett

 

It's a knockout at Bere Regis Canival.

Cyril Cheeseman, Ray Bennet, Joe Brady & Reg Adams

 

Photograph courtesy of Margaret & Lewis Bartlett

 

It's a knockout at Bere Regis Canival.

(From l-r) Jan Spicer, Stella Spicer, unknown, Kev Spicer (boy with moustache), Tina Fancy, Lindsey, Ian Cuff, Jack Hawkins (with glasses on), Nick White, Mandy Spicer (girl on knee), Tina White, unknown & Renne Bast.

Photograph courtesy of Peter Newbold

 

Colin Greening & Guy Storey.

Photograph courtesy of Peter Newbold

 

The Drax Arms "South Pacific" Float member Lorraine Gale.

Photograph courtesy of Paul & Alison Bennett

 

Horse at the village Carnival. The smaller of the two boys is Tony Shave

Photograph courtesy of Margaret & Lewis Bartlett

 

Ian Hewitt, unknown, Dapper Hall, Cyril Bennet & Cyril Hewitt.

Photograph courtesy of Paul & Alison Bennett

 

Carnival Queen and Princesses 1977/78. (L - R) Rita Fancy, Alison Collis & Carolyn England.

Photograph courtesy of Margaret & Lewis Bartlett

 

Bere Regis Carnival Queen, at the old Youth Club, in the early 1970s.

(From l-r) Alison Green, Unknown, Jenny Challis (nee Wood), unknown, unknown, Susan Corbin, Sally Seymour, Rita Watts, Francis Legg, unknown, Rosemary Brown & Davine Bastian.

 

 

This Photograph is Copyright of Dorset County Museum. The Museum is owned and managed by the Dorset Natural History & Archaeological Society (DNH&AS).

Photograph courtesy of Lynn Fancy

 

Lyndsy Mcleod (1), Rita Fancey (2), Wendy Bennett (3), Sarah Gibbs (4), Ali Collis (5), Caroline England (6), Doreen Bartlet (7), Marilyn Mitten (8), Sally Harding (9), Wendy Jackson (10), Sarah House (11), Kevin Day (12), Steve Ives (13), Rachel Bartlett (14), Debbie Coakes (15), Valerie Cain (16) & Jane Phillips (17). Rita Fancey won, Ali Collis was 2nd and Caroline England was 3rd.

Although originally Kevin Day was awarded 2nd; until they realised their mistake!