GALLERY: Doddington carnival produces another fun filled extravaganza

DODDINGTON Carnival surpassed itself on Saturday with not just their traditional parade but also what organisers described as a “brilliant display of Olympic themed scarecrows.”

In the competition, 13 families entered and judge Josie Everitt found it a tough but enjoyable task to award Gold, Silver and Bronze.

Entries included Wenlock and Mandeville, a canoeist, gymnast, runner, Murray Mint and Greek Goddess.

A scarecrow trail was made available for people to take a wander around the village.

The results were;


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Gold: Wild Thing by Lizzie Wild. Silver: Doddington’s Torch Bearer by Maureen Jaggard : Bronze: Bolt by the Broad family.

Then, of course, there was the fancy dress winners with Joseph Riches winning the over 7s, 2nd was Ross Groves, whilst the 6 and under winner was Tommy Grange and runner up Emily Holland.

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Adult winner was Larraine Cutteridge and runners up Tara Fiveash and Cate Ewan.

Among the floats the senior winner the village hall with the school association runner up. Junior winner was the scouts/cubs/beavers flat whilst Lionel Walden School came second.

Soap box winner was Adam Woolfall and second was Ryan Price whilst The Chippy won shop window competition.

All the children who participated received a London 2012 Olympic pencil.

Organisers paid tribute to Greetings Ltd of March for their continued support in sponsorships and Mepal Outdoor Centre for donating a prize.

Lionel Walden pupils made five scarecrows as part of a workshop delivered by Fenland Arts.

The scarecrows were located around the village and many people stopped to look at them, walking, cycling or driving off with a smile on their face, impressed with the hard work put in by the children.

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