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Friday, 7 June 2013

Old Windsor Carnival - Then and Now

This weekend is the annual carnival in Old Windsor, and whilst I was explaining to my work colleagues what a Donkey Derby is and why I wasn't surprised it was raining, Donkey Derby night is historically the wettest night in Old Windsor!

I found this on google Old Windsor Carnival - Then and Now

A chance purchase of some cinefilm at a carboot by a Katherine Mammone lead her to get funding from Ideas Tap to produce a second film to accompany the original of the Carnival in 1972 for her degree show. That year was the year Billy Smart came to town,  and that was the year I was born!

Fast forward a few years, and whilst being in the 2nd Brownies I got my float moment - can you guess the title of the float?

Got it yet?

I'm second from the left in the second row, the shortest bunny!  The theme title - Watership Down
nice and cheerful then!

PS My sister also had her float moment as an Arab on Concorde, the parents made an impressive cardboard Concorde but sadly I don't have a photo or theme title, but trust me, it was good!