Warton Carnival returns reinvented after 30-year hiatus

A carnival atmosphere took over Warton in a come back after hiatus of 30 years.

Sunday, 2nd June 2019, 2:35 pm
Updated Sunday, 2nd June 2019, 3:35 pm
Chairman of the Warton Carnival Day Committee Nicole Partridge said: It was a proper daft, silly, fun day where everyone could just let their hair down and really enjoy themselves.

And despite the drizzle the Warton Carnival was a hit for the village which wants to bring the tradition back on an annual basis.

We started with a parade that went through the village. It was composed of a lot of community groups including Morris dances and dance groups.
Then we went to Bridges Playing Field where we were joined by Cubbins Fair.

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We had 32 stalls from local businesses who took a chance on us bringing back this event - which will hopefully now also be a future tradition.
And even though it rained having faith in us paid off.
On the field we then had an entertainment programme with singers, a dance display, workouts that people could join in with.
"There was alsoa little sports day with bean bag races and a tug of war for adults and children.
The Warton Carnival came back this year after the committee members reinvented the Warton Club Day which last took place in 1988.