Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 23°C

min temp: 14°C

ESTD 1874 Search

The pigs have arrived. See the latest

Pigs Gone Wild

news here.

Stowmarket: Town prepares for two-day carnival event featuring Joey from Steven Spielberg blockbuster War Horse

06:00 16 July 2014

The Stowmarket Carnival in full flow last year

The Stowmarket Carnival in full flow last year

Archant

The final preparations are being made for a town’s carnival which the organisers expect will attract thousands of visitors.

More than 30 groups will be involved with the Stowmarket Carnival procession when it makes its way through the town centre on Saturday.

The line-up will be organised at PPG Industries, a global supplier in paint in the town, before going off at 12.30pm.

Carnival chairman Justine Margetson said: “I think its going really well, I am looking forward to having Augustus the horse here who played the younger Joey in War Horse, the Hollywood film.

“He is in the procession and doing a meet and greet. There will be a competition for the children to draw a picture of him.

“Hopefully with good weather I am sure we will get more than we had last year; it’s growing by the year.”

Following the procession, on Sunday there will be car, pet and dog shows all on the carnival’s headquarters on the Recreation Ground which Mrs Margetson’s 17-year-old daughter, Felicity, has been helping to organise.

Also on the Saturday will be arena acts including live music in the evening. Displays by groups including the Mid Suffolk Gymnastics Club and the Sara-Anne School of Dance will also feature.

Registration for the pet show begins from 11am on the Sunday, with the judging starting at 11.30am. Registration for the dog show starts at 1pm, with judging from 2pm.

Earlier in the year the organisers confirmed they had raised enough funds for this year’s event. In previous years committees have had to work hard to ensure the events have been able to go ahead.

Thousands of pounds were raised this year through sponsorship.

Mrs Margetson said: “People have been really helpful sponsoring things, for the children’s craft tent PPG are the sponsors, the animal petting zone is sponsored by Greens Removals. Augustus is sponsored by Gladwells countryside store.”

For more information go to www.stowcarnival.org.uk

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other East Anglian Daily Times visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by East Anglian Daily Times staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique East Anglian Daily Times account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Inspector Julian Ditcham with the Drager Alcotest used by Suffolk Constabulary tests a motorist.

A drug driver who was caught drink-driving a month later has been banned from the road for 22 months.

Lie detecting equipment at Essex Police

Essex Police has become one of only four forces in the country to use lie detectors to help protect the public against convicted sex offenders.

Stock image.

Two cars were involved in a head on collision in Wyverstone this morning.

People playing Pokemon Go Picture: ANTONY KELLY

As hundreds of people across Ipswich have taken to playing Pokemon Go on their smartphones, parts of the town centre have become hubs for activity in the game.

Ipswich Hospital

Ipswich Hospital has topped a postcode lottery of referrals for people suffering from suspected inflammatory arthritis, new figures have revealed.

ATOL is there to protect holiday makers should anything go wrong

Did you know that the Civil Aviation Authority has tightened rules over reporting on the returns of ATOL registered travel agents to better protect holidaymakers?

The number of claims received by the council has increased year-by-year since 2013.

A transport boss has insisted that the quality of Suffolk’s roads is improving, despite a rising number of drivers lodging compensation claims as a result of potholes.

Most read

Great Days Out

cover

Click here to view
the Great Days Out
supplement

View

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Great British Life

Great British Life
MyDate24 MyPhotos24