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Pewsey Carnival in need of help
10:00am Monday 9th July 2012 in Pewsey
Pewsey Carnival is looking for two key people for this year’s event in September plus volunteer stewards, says new chairman Bernie Bradshaw.
The committee is looking for someone to take charge of car parking on procession night, September 22, and the carnival car boot sale, on September 16, needs someone to look after the traders and the public.
The carnival also needs people to volunteer just one or two hours to help with events across the two weeks, said the chairman, who has taken over this year from long-serving carnival stalwart Richard Giles.
Mr Bradshaw said: “Volunteers don’t have to commit all their spare time. A lot can be achieved in a couple of hours and the more volunteers we get involved, the lighter the load.”
One of the events to look forward to in carnival fortnight is the talk given by former chairman Mr Giles about life in the Pewsey Vale in the past. But this year he has been disappointed to discover that a Moviola film will be showing the same night in the Bouverie Hall just a few yards from the Methodist Church where he will be giving a talk called In The Shadow of The Workhouse.
However, Mr Giles said he expected to repeat his talk later in the year for those who miss it as a result of the unfortunate clash of events.
To offer help, visit www.pewsey-carnival.org.uk or slip a note into the postbox outside The Old Fire House on North Street, Pewsey, with a name and contact number.