Radcliffe’s 2008 Carnival was a great success with big crowds pressing the pavements and a positive siege on the Grange Hall grounds.
The two professional street performers, funded by RadVentures, delighted all; the ‘French Waiters’ gliding amiably along Main Road, dropping into shops and pubs to wow the customers, and making several local ladies giggle as they planted Gallic kisses on willing cheeks! They then joined the walking groups in the procession, developing even stronger accents as they went!
The ‘Detectives’ complete with mucky trench coats, trilby’s and dark shades put many carnival revellers under ‘close surveillance’ which then prompted several small boys to ‘tail them’ between the stalls and around the arena.
Over 80 people entered the RadVentures ‘spot the treasure’ game on its stall and scores more, including the Mayor of Rushcliffe, called in to find out more about RadVentures events, progress on its’ Village Sign for Radcliffe’ project, and to meet group members.
Take a look at the photos – they really tell the story!
And, as in previous years, the weather behaved splendidly. Do we have a micro-climate hovering overhead?