With just under two weeks to go until Nuneaton Carnival 2013, the many months of preparation behind the scenes are coming together. We have many float entrants so set out to be a good show on the day. We will have the currently unnamed lion donated by Crown Skips leading the procession at 1pm, and their skip at the end to collect any change you have left.
This year we have a carnival programme that is available at several locations around Nuneaton, and will be handed out on the day. This has been created to give the public information on the Carnival and has been a good opportunity for local businesses to show the great support.
Community Community Community - The first year for chairman, Alan Ottey will hopefully see weather like the weekend just gone. As being a carnival follower I know how much the weather depends on the turnout on the day. Alan and the whole committee would like to see everyone from all over Nuneaton making their way to see the procession along the route.
INFORMATION ON GALA FIELD
Please see Councillors Challenge to see which councillors are getting involved.
David Lewis an old King of Mirth, whose rein ended in 1997 along side John Major, gave me a few minutes to have a quick chat about his time in the role. David, now working at the Wilkinson store in Nuneaton Town centre, still has fond memories of Nuneaton Carnival and expressed that the role of King of Mirth was taken with great commitment and honour. As King of Mirth he was representing Nuneaton as well as Nuneaton Carnival as he went around to the many pubs, with a donation bucket, collecting in the region of £2000 each year to support local charities. This was done with great support from his friends and landlords who even called him up if they had not had a recent visit. The current King of Mirth is Ross Kenny so look out for him in local pubs and a street near you!
If you are from a local charity or group or know someone who is, we are always considering donation requests. If you don't ask your won't get.