Old Romsey Carnivals

Photos of events and processions over the last 65 years

 

 

 

Photo 1

Pat Callen (Pearce) Bed Race 1969 Banning Street, Tadburn Stream

 

Photo 2

Bed Race 1969 Banning Street, Tadburn Stream

 

Photo 3

Sam Porter in Bed Race, Romsey By-pass 1969

 

Photo 4

Bed Race 1969 Banning Street, Tadburn Stream

 

Photo 5

Bed Race 1969 Banning Street, Tadburn Stream

 

Photo 6

Bed Race 1969 in the Horsefair by the Star Inn

 

Photo 7

Douglas Fairbanks Jnr centre with Romsey Festival Queen Sylvia Pointer to his left in 1949

Second from left Mrs Atlee Mayoress and right  Mr Reed (Chamber of Trade)

Young lad was Dr. Knight's son Peter

 

Photo 8

Wills Nurseries in 1978. 5th from left Valerie White and 6th from left Brian Hallett

 

Photo 9

Reema lorry turning into Latimer St from The Hundred

 

Photo 10

Rod Briggs is the one in the back of a Wrynams pick up, with the eye patch and next to him,

also dressed as a pirate holding a sword is David Powell.

Hanging over the tailgate (right) is Alan Gritt. All 3  boys were Chambers Ave lads !!

 

Photo 11

2nd go cart from left is Rod Briggs & Andy Wiggins whose parents ran Whitenap store in Botley Road

 for many years. 4th from left is Roy Lambert being pushed by Christopher Tizzard.

5th from left is Sally Ann Edwards (as she was then) being pushed by her sister Sandra,

 

Photo 12

Carnival Queen, Jane Edwards and Mrs Malphas shaking hands with  Jane Sillence

of the ladies football team, 1969

 

Photo 13

Christine Edwards, Mrs Malphas and Jane Edwards, 1969

 

Photo 14

Ladies football match 1969

 

Photo 15

Start of wheelbarrow race Durban Close, mid 1960's (Brian Osman and Pete Kidgell centre)

Lady far right with glasses is Pamela Palmer.  Girl by her side short hair and shorts is Nicola Robin (nee Palmer)

 

Photo 16

Start of wheelbarrow race Durban Close, mid 1960's

 

Photo 17

Latimer St 1960's. Zoo keeper is John Glasspool. Inside the spider were Fred Gritt and Dave Crombie

All three worked at Redland Tiles, Michelmersh

 

Photo 18

The whole team from previous photo, L/R Fred Gritt Dave Crombie, John Glasspool and Dave Windebank

 

Photo 19

Reema float with Brenda Bird left and Sue Summerton right in Latimer St 1960's

 

Photo 20

Latimer St 1960's, Russell Vane centre

 

Photo 21

Wheelbarrow race Horsefair, 1960's, Wally Wassell and Len Levy

 

Photo 21a

Molly Irvine, Angie Reeves and Diane Solloway winning the wheelbarrow race 1974

 

Photo 22

Carnival Darts at the Crosfield Hall 1970.

Carnival Queen Jessica Edwards with Helen Collis on her right and Julie Mason on her left

 

Photo 23

Crosfield Hall Carnival darts 1970

 

Photo 24

Crosfield Hall Carnival darts 1970 Cross Keys Ladies team winners

L/R:- Maggie Watkinson, Dot Philips, ??, Maud Holloway, ?? and ??

 

Photo 25

Carnival Queen Jessica Edwards with Shelia Smith-Dowse 1970

 

Photo 26

Carnival darts winners the Newport Inn

L/R:- ??, Brian Wood, Fred Bundy, ??, Rusty Smith and Brian Parsons

 

Photo 27

Strongs float on the Romsey  By-pass

 

Photo 28

 

Photo 29

T-birds ? 1968

 

Photo 30

Woodley cub pack in the Hundred 1968

 

Photo 31

Near the Sawyers pub in the Hundred 1968

 

Photo 32

Who dat? 1968

 

Photo 33

1968

 

Photo 34

1968 with Wendy Williams (Harrison)

 

Photo 35

Romsey Boys Club 1968

 

Photo 36

Nice Hillman Minx

 

Photo 37

 

Photo 38

John Byrne fella on left

 

Photo 39

The three young cave women appear to include Marilin 'Mandy' Moore on the left with long hair and Anne Bell in the centre.

 

Wrynams 1968

Photo 40

Wrynams float in 1968

L/R:- Lena Bailey, Sue Shergold, Janet Blake (nee Fail), Stan Gardener and Jack Stallard

 

Wrynams Carnival entry 1970

Photo 41

Wrynams Social Club entry about 1970 in Duttons Rd

 

Wrynams Carnival entry 1970

Photo 42

Wrynams Social Club entry about 1970 leaving workshops in Winchester Rd

 

Photo 43

Finale at the Sports Centre, Wrynams garage entry

 

Photo 44

South Coast Diaries, Bill Fairley right.