Yes, tomorrow is the day we’ve all been waiting for in Bloxwich – it’s CARNIVAL DAY!
One of the most important days in the village calendar, indeed on of the most important in the district, Bloxwich Carnival dates right back to the Great War Peace Celebrations of 1919 when local men dressed in fancy dress and played football to raise funds for the soldiers who returned, the widows and orphans of those who did not, for local hospitals and for local old folk – the latter a tradition still carried on today by the current carnival committee with the time-honoured annual Senior Citizens Party which this year took place in July at Bloxwich Baths.
As with the past few years, the 2013 Bloxwich Carnival is taking place entirely in King George V Playing Fields, and there will be no parade.
Gates open on Saturday at 12 noon at the Bealey’s Lane/Bell Lane corner entrance and at the Stafford Road entrance. There is no on-site parking, you are recommended to arrive on foot.
The arena programme (see details of the main attractions below) runs till 4pm with the whole shebang concluding at 5pm, apart from Pat Collins’ Fun Fair, which will be close to the Bealey’s Lane/Bell Lane entrance as usual.
The Bloxwich Carnival Queen, Princess and Rosebud (see below for details) will be crowned at 12.20pm (ignore the printed time below) at the mobile stage adjacent to the event arena. The young Carnival Ambassadors from local schools will also be presented with their medallions by local dignitaries.
And admission to Bloxwich Carnival this year is silly cheap – just £1 on the gate or FREE if you’re aged under 16 or are a pensioner!
Details and photos are reproduced courtesy of the Bostin’ Bloxwich magazine published by Walsall Council’s District Centre Management Team for Bloxwich.
Watch out for our Bloxwich Carnival report and massive Flickr photo album early next week in the all-new Bloxwich Telegraph on WordPress.org – we’ll be giving the new link on this site and via Facebook and Twitter when we launch!
SEE YOU THERE!