A welcome break in the rain! Crowds line the street for ‘fantastic’ Tintagel Carnival

By The Post in Local People

THE weekend saw the end of another fantastic Tintagel Carnival week, with the ever-popular grand carnival parade.

Starting from Wickets Field, Bossiney, on Saturday, August 5, and wending its way through the village and back, 54 brilliant entries, including ten visiting carnival royalty and marching bands, entertained a packed village crowd.

This year also marks the most number of entries for the carnival ever!

The overall carnival winning entry was Delabats — the Boys from Delabole — and the Best Comedy Award went to Barbie Breakout from the May family and co.

The Best Dressed Collector trophy was jointly won by Mr Potato Head by Mary Dyer and Red Indian by Hillary D’Souza.

Phil Aston, vice chairman of Tintagel Carnival, said: “What a fantastic carnival parade! A big thank you to all the entries for their amazing contributions, the carnival committee and volunteers for all their hard work and the large village crowd for digging deep into their pockets to help raise money to allow the carnival to continue and donate to local charities.

“A big thank you again this year goes to Rafael Krasnodebski of Ye Olde Malt House Inn for running the brilliant Tintagel carnival radio, aided by work experience boy, roving reporter, the crew and all who contributed to the programming.

“Next year, more than ever, we are in need of new committee members and, or, volunteers to help organise and run carnival week. Come on Tintagel, if you want a carnival next year, we need you to volunteer — come forward and join the committee. No volunteers, no carnival!”

Carnival results:

Tintagel Carnival overall winner — Delabats, the Boys from Delabole.

Tintagel Carnival comedy winner — Barbie Breakout, May family and co.

Best dressed collector (joint award) — Mr Potato Head, Mary Dyer; Red Indian, Hillary D’Souza.

Class 1, artistic and historic tableaux — 1, Wizard of Oz, Tintagel Castle; 2, Moses in the bulrushes, Open the Book.

Class 2, artistic tableaux under 16 — 1, Fairies of Rock, Dempsey Salmon and friends.

Class 3, comic tableaux — 1, Barbie Breakout, May family and co; 2, Farmers’ Market, Mary Phillips; 3, Chicken Lickin’, Ivor Marshall and family.

Class 4, tradesmen’s tableaux — 1, Engnomious Wedding, Flowers of Bruallen; 2, Sleeps; 3, Climo Builders and Tintagel Skip Hire.

Class 5, walking tableaux over five people— 1, Wild, Wild West, Tintagel Surf Life Saving Club; 2, Octanaults, Danella Metters, family and friends; 3, Tintagel Warriors.

Class 6, character on horseback — 1, Medieval Lady, Victoria Fielder; 2, the Lone Ranger and Tonto, Page and Chloe Fry.

Class 7, walking group up to four people — 1, Tudor Trouble, Deborah Moore; 2, WW1 Soldier and Nurses, Linda Newman, Peter Mylor and friends; 3, Tintagel Carnival Radio.

Class 8, vintage or preserved vehicle — 1, Green Goddess Fire Engine 1956, Emergency Services Museum (Cornwall); 2, Lorry with Tractors, Tim Keat; 3, Land Rover, Emergency Services Museum (Cornwall).

Class 9, vintage or preserved tractor — 1, Ian Mills; 2, Thomas Herrington.

Class 10, walking lady and, or, gent — 1, One Boy and His Dogs, J Summers and family; 2, Merlin, Carolyn Edwards; 3, Crayola Crayon, Heather Hawk.

Class 11, pair of walkers under 14 — 1, Mikecraft, Kai Osborne and Olivia Cann.

Class 12, decorated hand propelled — 1, Thomas the Tank Engine and Fat Controller, Paul and Debs West; 2, Shimmer and Shine, Freya Cann and Tianna Osborne; 3, Party Peeps, the Zakies.

Class 13, walker under 14 — 1, Malificent, Summer Fry; 2, King Arthur, Brandon Edwards.

Queen of Queen’s competition:

Best fairy queen — 1, Delabole, Lucy Ferguson; 2 (joint), St Dennis, Molly Nottle, and Penryn, Kaitlyn Furze.

Best fairy queen group — 1, Camelford; 2, Bude; 3, Launceston.

Best senior queen — 1, St Dennis, Amy Kitts; 2, Launceston, Gracie Horn.

Best senior group — 1, St Dennis; 2, Launceston.

Best overall group — 1, Camelford.

Best queen’s float — 1, Tintagel.

2017 Tintagel Carnival queen: Fairy queen — Myley Cook.

Attendants — Ollie Cook, family and friends.

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