Malmesbury Carnival procession- pirates, pigs and pumpkins battle it out
12:37pm Monday 2nd September 2013 in News
MALMESBURY streets were packed with pirates, pigs and pumpkins for the finale of the town’s carnival at the weekend.
Crowds lined the route through the centre on Saturday evening at the end of a month-long programme of events to raise money for local good causes.
The Whole Hog took the pub cup once more with Pirates of the Carribacon, even though traditional rivals the Rose and Crown put in a strong challenge with their ironic Pigs Might Fly float.
Lea Pre-school won the Tableaux Cup with their pumpkin patch entry, K and S Childcare’s Something Fishy won the Pedestrian Cup and the Under 15 Walker’s Cup, while Gill Smith and Friends, whose naval Naughty Nics dance routine proved popular, won the Paul Dove Cup and the Monday Club’s Long John Silver was awarded the Mobility Cup.
The full results were: Commercial Float - 1,Whole Hog (Captain Flood & the Pirates of the Caribbacon), 2, Malmesbury Surgery (Malmesbury Witch Doctors), 3, Rose & Crown (Pigs Might Fly) Clubs & Schools Float - 1, Lea Pre School (The Pumpkin Patch), 2, Malmesbury Junior YFC (Malmesbury YFC at the Beach), 3, Rotary Club (Little Grey Fergie).
Friends & Family Float - 1,The Shaw Family (Desert Island Discs), 2, The Wicks Family (The Wizard of Oz).
Clubs & Schools Walkers – 1, K & S Childcare ( Something Fishy), 2, Athelstan Players (Bond Baddies & Bond Girls), 3, Nell’s Naturelle Cleaners (Back to Nature).
Friends & Family Walkers – 1, Gill Smith & Friends (The Naughty Nics), 2, Simon Cole (50th Celebration Porsche 911), 3, John & Natalie Curnock & Santana Antunes (Gru & Minions).
Wheelchair or Mobility Vehicle – 1, The Monday Club (Long John Silver), 2, Jen Woodcock (George ‘n’ Anny) People with Additional Needs – 1, Cynthia Rowston (Flower Power).
For a full report and pictures see the Standard on Thursday.