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Sunday, July 29, 2007

Ramsgate Carnival 2007

An unexpectedly sunny day, despite rainy forecasts, so a great start to Ramsgate Carnival 2007. An impressive carnival parade and a nice little funfair, perfect for younger carnivallers, meant a perfect Sunday which we decided was the day when Summer officially returned. A few pictures below - and these and a few more on Flickr (especially useful if this page loads slowly). Enjoy. (***I've removed a few pictures from the blog entry to try and speed up this page's loading time, but you can see them all on Flickr, just follow the link above***)

And if this has whetted your appetite, the Herne Bay Carnival site lists dates for all the other Carnivals coming up, including Whitstable, Margate, Herne Bay and Sandwich (among many others). Excellent.

Although we didn't see it on the way out, by the time the procession came back to Government Acre, the Mayor's bus had joined, so it was official, anyway.



Ramsgate Carnival
Ramsgate Carnival
Miss Ramsgate and ladies-in-waiting did their stuff beautifully of course, soon to be followed by the representatives of many other Kentish towns and districts.



Ramsgate Carnival

Miss Romney Hythe and Dymchurch looked a bit like a locomotive to me, but it was my first carnival...

Ramsgate Carnival
A man rather hidden by his bundle of balloons...
Ramsgate Carnival
This slightly ragged crew seemed to be something to do with the Twinning Association...
Ramsgate Carnival
And Christmas comes early for the British Legion . . .
Ramsgate Carnival
Ramsgate Carnival

The little ones loved the pinkness of this one...
Ramsgate Carnival


Ramsgate Carnival
And a couple of stretch limos promoting the virtues of... er... stretch limos...

Ramsgate Carnival




Ramsgate Carnival




Ramsgate Carnival

Not sure it's the right way to treat a car, but it looked quite cool...


Ramsgate Carnival

Apparently Miss Sheppey must not be crossed, according to the notice on the towbar anyway... is she really that fierce?


Ramsgate Carnival




Ramsgate Carnival

And we all agreed this one was particularly a good float...


Ramsgate Carnival


Ramsgate Carnival
And then we went home.

6 comments:

Eastcliff Richard said...

Yikes! I seem to have wandered in front of your lens!

ZumiWeb said...

Aaah, the all-seeing eye...I'll have to check each one extra carefully now... any clues?

Michael child said...

A few more pictures of the Ramsgate Carnival 2007 at http://www.michaelsbookshop.com/carnival/
I will endeavour to go through eventually and remove the worst of them at the moment they are just as they came out the camera.

Eastcliff Richard said...

Rooby-Dooby-Doo!

David Case said...

Could I use one of your pics for a piece on the Ramsgate carnival please. We do pay - a little.

David Case
Isle magazine

01843 866082

ZumiWeb said...

Yes of course David, let me know if you need bigger size - these are all cropped and resized for the blog... which one(s)?